Pens made from discarded computer printers. Pencil cases fashioned from old tires. These eye-catching and eco-friendly items hint at the truly remarkable range of uses for recycled office materials. A British company—called, natch, Remarkable—has developed a line of stationery supplies that demonstrates how ingenuity and good design can make trash flash. Ed Douglas Miller, an agricultural economist with experience of plastics engineering, dreamt up Remarkable in his London bedsit in 1996. After devising a technique for turning used plastic cups into pencils, Miller followed up with ways to turn polystyrene packaging into rulers, tires into pencil cases and mousepads, and...
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