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Jon YongBy Jon Yong
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Jon YongBy Jon Yong
First created
AU$ 1,537
pledged of AU$ 10,000pledged of AU$ 10,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 14 2014

About

What is the Paper Saver?

Whether you work in an office or are just someone who likes to click on the print button, you will no doubt produce a large amount of waste paper that is destined for the recycling bin, or worst, the rubbish bin. Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to reuse these wasted papers? Perhaps you already do your part in reusing your printed papers by binding them together with a bulldog clip. This may work but not an aesthetic pleasing solution. The Paper Saver solves this problem by turning your regular printed A3, A4, or letter sized paper into a beautiful faux leather bound notebook. Once the paper is folded and inserted into the Paper Saver, it will look as though you are carrying an elegant, professional notebook. You will have an endless supply of paper for your notebook, saving you money, and also the trees!

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Paper Facts

The production and use of paper has a number of adverse effects on the environment which are known collectively as paper pollution. Pulp mills contribute to air, water and land pollution. Discarded paper is a major component of many landfill sites, accounting for about 35 percent by weight of municipal solid waste (before recycling). 

Even paper recycling can be a source of pollution due to the sludge produced during de-inking.

It has been estimated that by 2020, paper mills will produce almost 500,000,000 tons of paper and paperboard per year

Pulp and paper is the third largest industrial polluter to air, water, and land in both Canada and the United States, and releases well over 100 million kg of toxic pollution each year.

Worldwide, the pulp and paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy, accounting for four percent of all the world's energy use. The pulp and paper industry uses more water to produce a ton of product than any other industry.

To read more about paper and the impact it has on the environment, please check out Wikipedia's page on 'Environmental Impact of Paper'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_impact_of_paper

How does it work?

The Paper Saver is a simple and practical way to start making a change. There are no complicated instructions, nor is there the need for any glue or paper clips to use the Paper Saver.

Its Best Features

Endless paper supply. In the modern world, single sided printed sheets are always within reach, and so the question is, what do we do with them? The Paper Saver enables you to reuse them and help reduce paper waste.

Double sided faux leather cover. Both the external cover as well as the inner lining are made from faux leather rather than stock paper like a regular notebook. This means that it is safe from spills, and if your inside pages become wet, you can simply replace them and you will have a brand new notebook.

Folds 360 degrees. The cover folds back 360 degrees so you can easily hold it with one hand and take notes with the other, perfect for taking notes on the go.

Classic notebook design. Rather than a polarising graphic print or "unique" type notebook cover materials like wood, we have chosen to stick with what works best. A simple elegant, classic design that has proven itself with the test of time.

Special sleeve design and elastic band. The paper holding sleeve has gone through rigorous testing and design changes to ensure it is strong enough to hold your pages and provide a snug fit so your paper does not fall out.  Plus, an elastic band is attached to wrap the Paper Saver shut to keep your notes extra safe.

Comes in 3 different sizes. The Paper Saver is available in Regular, Large and Letter Sizes so you can conveniently use it and do your part for the environment no matter what profession you are in.  The Paper Saver fits international A4 and A3 paper and also North American letter size paper. 

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Every little bit will help us produce this great notebook that will help make the world a greener place.

Who are we?

At Paper Saver, we are committed to making a notebook that will change the way you think about how you can help make the world a greener place.  Rather that producing and selling an eco friendly notebook that is made out of 100% recycled paper, we took a new approach by asking, how else can paper that is destined to be recycled be reused?

Jon Yong - Inventor of the Paper Saver.  A Melbourne based architect who has never been able to get used to the amount of waste paper that is generated each day over his 10+ years working life in various offices.  A keen paper saving enthusiast who felt there was something more that could be done to reduce the amount of paper going into the bin, waste or recycling. 

Michelle Lee - Marketing Guru. A devoted convert of the Paper Saver and now uses paper with a clear conscience.  Will not rest until the world hears about the Paper Saver.

Risks and challenges

The Paper Saver is a simple idea but the execution is far from it. We have been through numerous prototypes and design changes to ensure the Paper Saver survives daily use without any glitches - everything from checking the cover opens and closes properly, to ensuring pages are secured while you use it to take notes.

With the final designs confirmed, we are now out of the prototyping stage and ready for mass production... with your much-needed help!! We have developed a close working relationship with our manufacturer and are now completing the final checks including making sure materials selected are of high quality, and the set fabrication method and quality control are maintained throughout the manufacturing process.

Once the Paper Saver is mass produced, it will then be delivered to us in Melbourne, Australia, where we will ship to our backers all over the world.

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