As travelers and people who enjoy the outdoors, sustainability has always been an important topic for us. How we live will impact those that follow us. There's a great Native American proverb that goes “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” This project is about sustainability and making a positive change.
Introducing Paper Guardian, a revolutionary zero-waste notebook that refills itself with used/bin paper.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, one of the best ways to help the environment is to reuse paper. It reduces waste and helps create a cleaner environment.
Paper Guardian can perpetually refill itself with used/bin paper, giving it a second life, so that you’ll never have to buy another notebook again.
Writing with Paper Guardian helps reduce paper waste, protecting our trees and forests.
Its integrated design lets you cut, save, write, and carry your paper. Being able to cut paper down to a "notebook" size makes it more functional, portable, and desktop-friendly.
See it in action:
One Paper Guardian notebook = Infinite traditional notebooks. This saves you money and will help save countless trees in the long run. The sooner you start using Paper Guardian, the sooner you'll start saving.
Not only is Paper Guardian an eco-friendly notebook, we’ve designed it with a combination of features that provide you with the best writing experience ever.
Notebooks are an essential part of our lives. However, every notebook you buy contributes to deforestation - a problem that affects the quality of our air and leaves millions of animals a year without a home.
Stop throwing away paper! Every sheet you reuse and rewrite on will help make a difference. Even your eternally unwanted junkmail can be rescued and reused with Paper Guardian.
Already reuse paper? That’s great and you're already helping the environment! A common preferred tool is the clipboard, but it can turn out to be be quite a mess. Paper Guardian will keep all your pages protected, organized, and accessible.
Paper Guardian comes with an integrated edge that cuts printer paper to a more practical “notebook” size. It cuts upwards or downwards and there's no need for scissors, dangerous cutting blades, or bulky and heavy office choppers.
The edge is specially engineered to give you a crisp cut while being absolutely safe to the touch. It is also airplane travel friendly.
The edge can cut up to 5 sheets of paper at a time, allowing you to completely refill Paper Guardian in just 1-2 minutes!
Paper Guardian’s cuts paper to 5.5” (140cm) wide. It is compatible with Letter, A4, and Legal sized papers. The guide will cut letter paper exactly in half. With one quick additional cut you can trim A4 or Legal down as well.
To better help your organization, Paper Guardian will dividers made out of 100% recycled paper. You can use these to separate your “new” and “used” papers or create any other type of sections you may need.
The design is easy to use and flawlessly integrated with Paper Guardian.
If you're in need of columns, Paper Guardian has small guides that allow you to divide your pages into two or tree columns that work either vertically or horizontally. You can also combine these to create quadrants or sextants (we had to look this up, but it's six boxes on your page!)
Further helping the environment, we are partnering up with onetreeplanted.org so that for every Paper Guardian sold, one tree will be planted. Help us spread the word so that we can plant as many trees as possible!
Paper Guardian will be made out of 100% recycled plastics. Not only will protect our forests, it will reduce plastic waste that often ends up in our oceans, making it a project with double positive impact.
Plastic waste is an epidemic that is destroying beaches, underwater ecosystems, and marine animals around the world.
We plan to produce Paper Guardian in the United States. This will help us deliver the highest quality product while helping support local manufacturing.
We will be using a heavy gauge construction on Paper Guardian so that it can be impact resistant, corrosion resistant, and last a lifetime.
Paper Guardian's universal pen holder easily adapts to different sized pens and pencils.
We will be finishing the surface of Paper Guardian with a proprietary "natural touch" texture that provides a great hand feel as well as grip.
Paper Guardian is perfectly sized to be used or taken with you anywhere you go.
Piorama [Pie-o-rama] was born with the launch of our first Kickstarter project, The Adjustable Bag A10 - a versatile, multi-size, multi-configuration bag. We've since launched The Adjustable Backpack B3 and now Paper Guardian.
Based in the Bay Area, we are a small team with a passion for travel and design. Our goal is to create simple, innovative, and practical products that helps simplify people's lives.
Feel free to learn more about us at --> www.piorama.co
Although the past cannot be changed, with Paper Guardian, together we'll be able to write a better future.
What paper size is Paper Guardian compatible with?
Paper Guardian is compatible with Letter, A4, and Legal paper.
What colors will you be offering?
Only black for now but we’d love to offer more colors as a stretch goal!
If we want to save trees, shouldn’t we stop using paper in general?
Despite digital advancements in the past few decades, paper is still widely used in most offices. Till this phases out completely, reusing this paper is the best alternative to purchasing notebooks.
What do I do with the reused paper when I refill Paper Guardian?
The act of reusing paper instead of buying new notebooks is already a contribution. After this second use, the paper can either be archived or be recycled. There are also many available apps for digital archiving.
Will you ship internationally?
We ship worldwide. However, it is the customer’s responsibility to pay for import tax and duties. Most Kickstarter campaigns work this way as import taxes and duties vary from country to country, is always changing, and charging for this beforehand is extremely complicated and would result in fulfillment delays.
How much waste/bin paper is available in an office to reuse?
The average office worker discards 12 sheets of paper / day or 4,500 sheets / year. If these were rebound you could get 45 x 100 page notebooks every year. These can also refill Paper Guardian 150 times / year.
Risks and challenges
Due to its sustainable and environmental qualities, Paper Guardian is a project that our team is extremely passionate about.
We've spent the past 6 months designing, prototyping, testing, and dialing down all the different details to make sure that our customers get the best possible product. To further ensure this, we've partnered up with a world class manufacturer in the United States with decades of experience developing and producing many innovative, high quality products that are currently in the market.
We have two prior Kickstarter projects that have been fulfilled and have a great group of very happy customers. As experience is priceless, we're confident we'll be able to execute this project extremely well and in a timely manner.
However, as with any project, there is always the possibility of an eternal factor causing a delay. But we've given ourselves additional time to work through any unforeseen delays. As before, in the unlikely event of any delays, we will make sure to communicate with everybody quickly and transparently.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!
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