The Pen Warehouse, industry leaders in promotional writing instruments, have introduced a range of paper pen sleeves in a conscious effort to cut down on single-use plastics. The sleeves will be available in three sizes to accommodate a single pen, three pens and five pens.

As of next week, all pen sample requests will be sent out using paper packaging instead of plastic wallets.  Future developments in packaging will include instructions on how to dispose of the paper wallet in an environmentally friendly way. The paper sleeves will also be offered to customers as an add-on service when protection is required for printed pens, replacing traditional cellophane sleeves.

The latest issue of Product Media Magazine includes further content on The Pen Warehouse’s initiatives for change around packaging through introducing gummed tape and requesting all suppliers from the Far East use this tape on their packaging.  This is another step toward ongoing improvements to sustainable business practices and the company is keen to harness the many advantages of paper products to send an unambiguous message to the consumer.

Helen Dyl, Operations Director, comments: “After much work and cost we now believe we have a commercially viable optional solution to bring an end to the use of cellophane sleeves. We hope our redirection inspires other companies from within the promotional merchandise industry to consider their own packaging options and creates a conversation which leads to sustainable change.”

You can read more about The Pen Warehouse’s sustainability journey in the latest issue of Product Media Magazine and submit suggestions for future editions of the company’s EcoSense blog to