MOYU introduces the first rock paper flipchart that prevents paper waste in the workplace.
Waste of paper in the workplace is the rule rather than the exception. In fact, 70% of all waste in the workplace consists of paper. In addition, an average employee in a medium-sized company uses about 10,000 A4s per year. Just that amount of A4 pages requires 1 tree and no less than 100,000 liters of water. However, this is nothing compared to what is needed for the production of paper flipcharts in A1 format. They also contribute significantly to paper consumption and waste in the workplace.
That can and should be done differently, the Amsterdam scale-up company decided MOYU. This company makes erasable writing products from rock paper, a new type of paper with limestone as the main ingredient. No trees, water or bleach is required to make this paper. It is currently still relatively unknown in the Netherlands, while it is much potential has.
MOYU founder Roel Schatorjé was surprised that the flipcharts of today have not been renewed and preserved for a long time: “They are either made of pulp paper (anything but sustainable) or of whiteboard material (which mainly consists of plastic). Two of our interns recently came up with the idea to FlipStone to launch. A flipchart made of stone paper, which feels and writes like pulp paper and at the same time prevents paper waste in the workplace.”
rock paper is water repellent, so the text of the supplied Frixion felt-tip pens can easily be wiped off the FlipStone with a damp cloth. The sheets can then be used again, for years on end. “Why we didn't come up with this idea earlier is still a mystery to me. It really is a godsend. We use it every day at the office." says Roel. “If we had had this in my previous work, we would have saved mountains of paper.”
The MOYU team naturally hopes that erasable writing on stone paper will one day become the norm – rather today than tomorrow. In this way, huge tracts of land full of precious forests and billions of liters of water could be saved, which our soil would do good of course.
Roel: “We hope to use the FlipStone to tackle paper waste in the workplace and to introduce people to stone paper as a fine and sustainable alternative to pulp paper. It could really make a difference and fits perfectly with the many sustainable developments that are currently (fortunately) going on. This is exactly such a development that more people need to hear about!”