When I was putting some recycling away I found I was looking at the back of a Stella Artois bottle. Normally not very exciting but in big letters in the middle it said
75% recycled glassHelp us increase this level by recycling your bottle.
and on the website there's lots of interesting facts and plans about how Stella are going to keep making their products more eco friendly. Have a look, I've never thought about beer or beer bottles in so much detail before!
Later in the day I was writing myself a note when I noticed the writing on the pen itself. It said
made using biodegradable corn starch.
I've had corn starch pens before and I think it's a great substitute for petrol based plastic ones. They're easier to recycle/dispose of as they're biodegradable, and so they decompose in the soil quickly. In the past I've even had pens which have seeds in the lid so that you can just plant it all once it's out of ink and get plants back.
It's amazing the environment facts that are all around, even when you're not looking, and it's fantastic to see eco friendly products out in the market being used by mainstream companies who are trying to green their lives too. I wonder what eco products you can find lurking in your home.