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Utilize your used paper as pages of a notebook. Reduce paper waste. Create eco-friendly, sustainable habits for kids & adults alike.
Utilize your used paper as pages of a notebook. Reduce paper waste. Create eco-friendly, sustainable habits for kids & adults alike.
263 backers pledged AU$ 12,828 to help bring this project to life.

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The Sparkle Paper Saver - The Zero Waste Notebook

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The Sparkle Paper Saver Notebook is a zero waste notebook, reusing the back blank sides of your used paper as pages of the notebook. 

With a functionally-designed spring steel binder inside to insert and hold the used paper, you can conveniently access the blank sides as pages of your Sparkle Paper Saver Notebook. With an endless supply of used paper for pages, you can say goodbye to unnecessary new notebooks.  

With bright, sparkly canvas covers, the Sparkle Paper Saver is a unique way for kids and adults alike to collect used paper to draw and write on, reduce waste, and understand how easily sustainable living can be applied to everyday activities. 

As kids are our future leaders in the challenges against climate change, we believe it is vital they understand the concept of sustainable living from an early age as well.
As kids are our future leaders in the challenges against climate change, we believe it is vital they understand the concept of sustainable living from an early age as well.
Once you start collecting, you'll see how much paper is wasted if not fully utilized - old work printouts, spreadsheets, drafts, bills, itineraries, coloring & activity sheets, letters, forms - the list is endless!
Once you start collecting, you'll see how much paper is wasted if not fully utilized - old work printouts, spreadsheets, drafts, bills, itineraries, coloring & activity sheets, letters, forms - the list is endless!

The Sparkle Paper Saver aims to help you to not only reduce waste, but to develop a deeper understanding of the environmental impact. Most people are environmentally aware, but what the Paper Saver wants to achieve is to turn that basic awareness into conscious decisions about sustainable everyday practices and making sustainability a regular habit.  

With the current recycling crisis reiterating the challenges we still face against climate change, it is imperative we change our wasteful habits now and lead the way for our next generation in how we manage environmental issues.  Sustainable living must form part of our everyday life now.

Our global recycling crisis is a great example of good intentions gone wrong when improperly planned. As adults of today and tomorrow, we need to better our current efforts to save our planet. 

We can make sustainable, less wasteful choices for ourselves and our kids so they can learn by example. By creating teaching moments through everyday activities, they can learn behavior and become our future sustainability leaders.

Most of our recyclable waste had just been shipped to China for decades, until China shut their doors on recyclable waste from around the world, causing a global recycling crisis.
Most of our recyclable waste had just been shipped to China for decades, until China shut their doors on recyclable waste from around the world, causing a global recycling crisis.
15 billion trees are cut down annually to keep up with our global paper consumption of 413.6 million metric tonnes of paper each year.
15 billion trees are cut down annually to keep up with our global paper consumption of 413.6 million metric tonnes of paper each year.

The Sparkle Paper Saver Notebook reuses the back blank sides of your used paper as pages of the notebook, reducing waste, in three simple steps:

1. Collect a pile of the used papers (old printouts from work, spreadsheets, drafts, bills, itineraries, used coloring and activity sheets, school notices, letters, etc.)

2. Fold the papers in half

3. Insert papers through the functionally-designed binder, which is made of spring steel to ease the paper insertion, yet durable and strong enough to secure all the paper.

Instead of sitting kids in front of a screen when out to keep them entertained, spend time together creatively, strengthening their fine motor skills and encouraging sustainable living.
Instead of sitting kids in front of a screen when out to keep them entertained, spend time together creatively, strengthening their fine motor skills and encouraging sustainable living.

The Environmental Awareness Woven Stickers supports the Sparkle Paper Saver by denoting different environmental issues with fun designs, and created to be applied anywhere - the Paper Saver, phone covers, bags, etc. - so these environmental issues stay top-of-mind and act as conversation starters as you take them out and about.

The stickers can be applied anywhere that helps keep the environmental issues top-of-mind – the Paper Saver, phone covers, bags, anywhere!
The stickers can be applied anywhere that helps keep the environmental issues top-of-mind – the Paper Saver, phone covers, bags, anywhere!

The Paper Saver Organizer encompasses a pencil case, three cardholders, and a pocket for documents and other accessories.  Inserted through the Sparkle Paper Saver’s steel binder under the used paper, the Organizer ensures nothing is left behind again when you are constantly on-the-go. 

The Paper Saver Organizer also fits into the existing range of Classic Paper Saver Notebooks.

The Organizer is perfectly integrated with the Paper Saver as a travel solution for easy access to your stationery items, whether your Paper Saver is opened or closed; for adults or kids at home, in the office, or on-the-go.
The Organizer is perfectly integrated with the Paper Saver as a travel solution for easy access to your stationery items, whether your Paper Saver is opened or closed; for adults or kids at home, in the office, or on-the-go.

The Paper Saver started in Melbourne, Australia, in 2015 with the simple goal to reduce paper waste. Designed by architect Jon Yong, he and his wife Michelle Lee are now parents with the desire for their two young children to grow up in a sustainable world. Driven by this, the Paper Saver aims to promote environmental awareness and sustainable living. 

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 700+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $300MM raised between them.

What paper size does the Paper Saver fit?

Two different versions will be manufactured - one to fit letter size, and the other to fit A4. Your shipping address will determine which size you will receive - the letter size version to the USA, Canada and Mexico, and the A4 version to the rest of the world.  

I live in the USA / Canada / Mexico, but would like the A4 size version!

At the end of the campaign, we will send you a survey where you can choose your preferred size and color along with your shipping details, and any additional items you would like to add to your reward.

I live in the rest of the world (outside of USA / Canada / Mexico), but would like the letter size version!

At the end of the campaign, we will send you a survey where you can choose your preferred size and color along with your shipping details, and any additional items you would like to add to your reward.

How can I add more items to my pledge?

Check the Add-on Menu in the project description for the prices and find the item(s) you want to add. Simply increase your reward by the amount including the add-on(s).

At the end of the campaign you will be sent a survey to confirm the add-on(s) for your reward. A small shipping fee may also be payable per add-on which will be calculated at the end of the campaign. 

I can't write without lines!

We have lined paper templates amongst many others for download from our website.  Simply download and print template onto the blank side of the paper.  Download from papersaver.com.au

My paper won't stay folded down! 

Once the paper is inserted and folded, close the Paper Saver, and use the elastic band to keep it closed for a few minutes.  This will do the trick! 

My paper won't stay open when I'm writing! 

The cover of the Paper Saver was made so that it can be folded 360 degrees.  Make use of this function and fold the paper together with the cover all the way back 360 degrees for a few seconds.  Your paper will now lay flat while you write on your blank page. 

Risks and challenges

The design and production are ready to go. We are working with the same manufacturer who produces our existing range of Paper Savers and will be using very similar manufacturing methods. We have developed a great working relationship with them as they have produced Paper Savers for us since 2015, and so they understand our high quality standards and expectations.

As of right now, the only challenge we see is getting this product out to our backers as soon as possible. Although it is our goal to get it to everyone as soon as possible, we hope you understand that setbacks do arise in terms of manufacturing and shipping. Should any issues arise, we will endeavor to keep our backers updated with absolute transparency.

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