Green is in the Details ... Pilot Pen Launches BeGreen: Writing Instruments Made From Recycled Materials

Memo to Kermit: It IS Easy Being Green!!!

Feb 06, 2008, 00:00 ET from Pilot Pen Corporation of America

    TRUMBULL, Conn., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Pilot Pen Corporation of
 America, one of the nation's leading manufacturers of writing instruments,
 is proud to introduce BeGreen-the world's first full line of earth-friendly
 writing instruments.
     Selling for the same price as their non-recycled counterparts, Pilot's
 BeGreen writing instruments-including ballpoint pens, rolling balls pens
 and mechanical pencils-are all made from recycled content and packaged in
 recycled materials. BeGreen pens/pencils are widely available at office
 supply stores and other retailers including Office Depot, Office Max,
 Staples and Target.
     "Using BeGreen pens/pencils gives consumers an easy and inexpensive way
 to make a commitment to our environment everyday", says Robert Silberman,
 Vice President of Marketing, Pilot Pen Corporation of America. "BeGreen is
 a long term, global commitment for Pilot; one that has taken over three
 years in development. The product line will expand as consumer interest
 heightens for the well-being of our planet." Silberman adds that each
 BeGreen writing instrument "is made from at least 70% recycled content and
 meets the high quality standards for which Pilot Pen is known."
The BeGreen product line includes: -- G-Knock BeGreen, a fine point retractable gel ink pen made from 81.5% recycled content that contains the same smooth-writing gel ink formula as America's #1 selling gel pen -- Pilot G2; -- VBall BeGreen, an extra fine point liquid ink rolling ball pen made from 81.6% recycled content; -- BeGreen Precise V5, an extra fine needle point rolling ball pen made from 89.2% recycled content; -- RexGrip Ball Point, a retractable medium point made from 77.7% recycled content; -- RexGrip Mechanical Pencil, made from 71.9% recycled content. Most are refillable for continued use and cost under $2.00 each. All pens are available in vivid black, blue and red ink colors; visit for more information. Each Pilot BeGreen product meets the strict standards of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 14001 and ISO 14021). ***Images and Samples are available upon request*** About Pilot Pen Corporation of America Pilot Pen offers superlative writing instruments renowned for quality, performance, cutting-edge technology and consumer satisfaction. Widely acknowledged as innovators, Pilot was first to introduce Americans to fine point writing and currently maintains the top share position in the gel and rolling ball pen categories. Pilot's line also includes the acclaimed Dr. Grip family of products that features an ergonomic, wide comfort grip that actually reduces writing fatigue. Pilot Pen manufactures and distributes from its state-of-the-art 275,000 square foot facility in Jacksonville, Florida; its parent company is the oldest and largest manufacturer of writing instruments in Japan.

SOURCE Pilot Pen Corporation of America