During my short career in sustainability consulting and professional work, I come across lots of consultants, all more sustainable than the others at work, at home, etc BUT they used Moleskine booklets. You would say: Moleskine uses acid-free paper and declares that the paper is FSC certified. So? What’s the problem?
I just observed that it is a brand, something like having a Mont-Blanc pen. I was imagining that all these consultants could be instead much more inspiring towards their clients by promoting a diversity of solutions and not one only unified product (remember the IKEA concept) around the world.
Here, 2 concepts from my colleagues working in different companies:
– The draft paper booket:
Take one-side used papers (A4-A3-etc), cut them at the format you like with a paper cutting machine. Choose then a nice binding. Done!
See cover for picture of it!
– The enveloppe booklet:
When you get post, open it properly with a knife or cutter. Keep all opened enveloppes from the daily post. Order them in a nice way and bind them into a booklet at the copy shop.
It costs you 0€, it’s handy and practical. You get it done very easily. Transportation costs and carbon footprint are 0. While diversity and originality is at its maximum with unique collections.