Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (Newell Rubbermaid), a US-based manufacturer and marketer of consumer and commercial products, said that its Office Products Group has introduced a new line of writing essentials made of recycled paper mate products from its Paper Mate brand. Flexgrip Ultra ballpoint pens, Write Bros. ballpoint pens and DryLine Grip correction tape are will be available in updated versions made of up to 80% recycled materials.

While more eco-friendly, the new recycled paper mate products provide the same reliability and performance as the previous generation.

Paper Mate is using more recycled materials and optimizing the use of natural resources, stated Bill Mullenix, president of Newell Rubbermaid’s Everyday Writing & Coloring global business unit. Consumer trends increasingly point toward sustainable innovations and Paper Mate is committed to developing new products that are more efficient and environmentally responsible in order to meet the needs of all of its stakeholders.

The new recycled paper mate products provide the consumers some of their favorite writing essentials in more eco-friendly versions incorporating:

Paper Mate FlexGrip Ultra Recycled features rubberized barrel gripping rings, Lubriglide ink, for smooth and efficient delivery and is made from 70% recycled materials and the suggested retail price is $1.60 to $1.98.

Paper Mate Write Bros. Recycled is a smooth-writing, economical ball point stick pen made from 80% recycled materials and the suggested retail price is $4.32 for a pack of 10.

Paper Mate DryLine Grip Correction Tape Recycled features the same ergonomic design and high-quality dry correction as the standard DryLine Grip correction tape and it is made from 67% recycled materials and the suggested retail price is $4.22.

The recycled versions of Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra, Paper Mate Write Bros. and Paper Mate DryLine Grip are now available in select mass merchandise and office products retailers in North America and Europe.