Sustainability

At Notely, we’re mindful of the planet with every choice we make.

From day one, our goal has been to make locally produced notebooks from recycled paper as an earth-friendly alternative to the mass-produced options out there. We don’t claim to be perfect on the sustainability front – as a company that makes products, that’s pretty much impossible – but we are always working to do better and keep our customers in the loop. 

Here’s what we currently do:

We only use recycled or FSC-certified paper

Our notebooks are printed entirely on FSC-certified paper using FSC-certified printing methods. The recycled inside pages are made from 100% post consumer waste, with no virgin paper fibres used, and our paper is carbon neutral and created using a completely chlorine-free process. We also have a range of notebook covers and cards made from recycled coffee cups – helping to keep this common form of waste out of landfill and instead turn it into something beautiful. All products are printed using vegetable-based inks – a renewable resource that removes the need to use harmful solvents during the printing process.

We use minimal, plastic-free packaging

From our recycled paper bands and tags to our 100% compostable postage bags, we’re passionate about keeping the Notely experience entirely plastic free. We’ve minimised packaging wherever we can to ensure our products create as little waste as possible – we like to think our beautiful eco range speaks for itself, and doesn’t need shiny plastic wrapping to encourage people to pick it up off the shelf. 

We send products via carbon neutral shipping 

When you buy from us, your package will arrive via Sendle – Australia’s first 100% carbon neutral delivery service. A certified B Corp, Sendle offset their carbon emissions (a significant contributor to climate change) through their partnership with South Pole, which enables them to support a range of sustainability projects, including restoring endangered rainforest habitats and providing clean water access for communities in Africa.

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About the Team
Giving Back