Embracing Sustainable Creativity: Lousy Ink's Eco-Friendly Fineliners Now Available at Paper Station

Embracing Sustainable Creativity: Lousy Ink's Eco-Friendly Fineliners Now Available at Paper Station

Embracing Sustainable Creativity: Lousy Ink's Eco-Friendly Fineliners Now Available at Paper Station

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the world of art and stationery is evolving to align with eco-friendly practices. At Paper Station, we are excited to introduce a new addition to our collection that seamlessly merges creativity and sustainability: Lousy Ink's eco-friendly, refillable fineliners. 

Lousy Ink, a Melbourne-based art-driven enterprise, officially came to life in 2017 through the collaborative efforts of two passionate artists, Oli Ruskidd and Mike Eleven. Despite their limited business experience, their shared enthusiasm for art and the environment paved the way for Lousy Ink's remarkable journey. 

In 2017, while sharing a residence, Oli Ruskidd brought home a bottle of recycled ink from his uncle, a chemist at Close The Loop, who provided him with a supply to test. Recognising the potential of this sustainable resource, Oli and Mike decided to leverage it to raise awareness within the local art community about environmentally responsible art-making techniques.

What happens to your ink cartridges after they are recycled?
The foundation of Lousy Ink's sustainable initiative is the "Cartridges 4 Planet Ark" campaign, who recycle old ink cartridges in the following process:
1. Recycle and Reuse: Cartridges 4 Planet Ark facilitates the collection and recycling of inkjet printer cartridges through collection boxes across Australia.
2. Rescue and Deliver: Collected cartridges are expertly gathered and transported to Close The Loop for processing.
3. Filtering the Ink: Cartridges are crushed and filtered to extract plastics and any remaining ink, resulting in 100% recycled plastic and the reclaimed printer cartridge ink which are the basis of Lousy Ink's products.

Lousy Ink's Refillable Eco-Friendly Fineliners
The heart of Lousy Ink's sustainable range lies in their refillable fineliners, now available at Paper Station. These remarkable pens are more than just a tool for artistic expression; they are a statement of commitment to a greener planet.

Crafted with precision and care, Lousy Liners offer:
- Versatility: Available in 0.2, 0.5, and 0.8mm nib sizes to suit various artistic needs.
- Eco-Friendly Composition: Made from 100% recycled plastic, these fineliners reduce the demand for virgin plastic production.
- Refillable Design: Featuring a refillable inner sponge, Lousy Liners encourage repeated use, minimising waste.
- Sustainable Ink: Filled with water-based black pigment ink, the fineliners boast quick-drying and water-proof properties, perfect for all your creative projects.
- Global Craftsmanship: Made in Japan and hand-filled and assembled in Melbourne, Australia, Lousy Liners blend international quality with local dedication.

By choosing Lousy Ink's fineliners, you're not only elevating your stationery stash, but also actively participating in a sustainable movement. That's why we're proud to stock them here at Paper Station!

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