Huge Office Supply nerd here! I especially geek out over paper notebooks, notepads, and pens. I suppose that’s natural being a writer. So when I got a wonderful package the other day from Shoplet and Roaring Spring, I was understandably thrilled.
Inside I found:
It’s portable and college-ruled and I love that it is recycled paper. In the past, I’ve bought recycled paper and it looked a bit dingy, but not this paper. The colors are lovely. Each sheet contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer waste. It’s perforated and you can easily tear out a sheet or two and the wire is snag-proof so not catching on my sweaters is a plus. Another great thing about it is the double pocket inside the front cover which is durable and perfect for stray notes and even coupons.
Moving on to my new favorite notebook that I have in my purse and take out when I get home: The Roaring Spring Environotes Sugarcane Notebook. I just have to say: Sweet! It’s the perfect size for me, 9 1/2″ x 6″, wirebound, college-ruled and with 80 sheets of white paper produced from sustainable sugarcane fiber. This paper has a smooth and silky feel and is great for my notes on stories, poems or projects. It inspires me. There’s just something about having a notebook that fits you and is the perfect size. This would also be great for business meetings as it fits easily into a purse or a briefcase, yet is big enough for whatever you need. It’s great to have a sustainable, environmentally-friendly product that is just as good, if not better than the norm.
And now, we get to the most fun item in the package, Roaring Spring Elephant PooPoo Paper. This is a really cute mini-notebook/journal. It is really attractive and the paper looks like the homemade kind I used to buy for exorbitant prices with pressed flowers or other designs. This paper has bits of fiber in it that look very cool and I like to write quotes in it or snippets of poetry that I think of as I’m going through my day.
But, let’s get to the interesting part here: PooPoo Paper. Yes, I’ll admit my friends laughed, my family laughed. No one wanted to smell it, but, guess what? No smell whatsoever. In fact, if you didn’t tell me what it was made of, I would think it was handmade paper made without poo at all. And what’s great is that this is 100% recycled paper, individually polywrapped. Elephants eat lots of grass each day and since grass has so much fiber and the elephant’s digestive system doesn’t digest it well, the poo is full of great fiber. How wonderful to recycle this for something so useful and harm no trees. The paper is a good thickness and very attractive in my opinion. I feel this is a great gift for your green-loving friends, for artists, writers, poets, note-takers, and anyone who likes something out of the ordinary.
The demand for sustainable products is rising as more and more consumers realize how small changes can add up to a better environment for us all.
In fact, Roaring Spring was named 2010 Recycler of the Year by the American Forest & Paper Association.
So, thank you Shoplet and Roaring Springs! You’ve introduced me to a great line of products that I will be using in the future and I will be including the PooPoo Paper with my eco-friendly gifts just because I think it’s that cool.
I was sent products for review purposes, however the opinions are 100% mine.