Lecce Pen has a long story in the manufacturing and marketing of environmentally friendly products and is known as a pioneer in this field. We can claim that Lecce Pen had started the production of environmentally friendly products before it became a general trend.
Mainly the polymer ABS is used in the production of Lecce Pen products because it is recyclable and does not contain cadmium and lead.
The Lecce Pen Green brand presents a great range of products produced of the material Mater-Bi. Mater-Bi is a material produced of corn starch and is completely recyclable. This material can be used successfully as an alternative to other plastic materials. Mater-Bi does not leave any metal or toxic residues and the biodegradation occurs without harming the environment.
As it is known generally beverage packaging is produced from PET. This recyclable material is famous because it is transparent and can be easily re-used in the production of different products. In addition it is possible to colour it by adding dyes, also white can be obtained. All over the world various recycling programs have been developed. With the help of a different method Lecce Pen succeed to develop a new material from PET, it is called ECO-REC and can be used in the production of pens.
In 1992 the Green Pen won the ‘Caneta da Eco 92’ award of the World Eco Conference in Rio de Janeiro. It became the sponsor of ‘Moro di Venezia’ during the America’s Cup. The Green Pen won the Oscar during the 41.World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies in Brussels. With this product Lecce Pen also won the Research & Innovation ‘Knights Cross’ award.
Green Pen is entitled to use the CE sign which symbolizes that it is safe for children.
In 1994 Lecce Pen Company attended the first international environmental project presentation in Brussels.
In 1996 Lecce Pen was selected as a sponsor for the campaign ‘Save the Beaches’ of Legambiente (which is an Italian environmentalist association).
In 1997 Lecce Pen attended the interactive and multi-media show ‘R come Rifiuti’ (G like Garbage) in Torino.
In 1998 the Green Management Institute (GMI) was founded with the support of EU Life project. Today many leading industrial enterprises support the use of clean materials and environmental friendly technologies. 23rd February 2005 GMI presented a new recycling system. With this method the three components paper, polyethylene and aluminium of beverage cartons has been separated. (Tetra Pak annually produces 105 billion packages.) Thanks to the mixture of polyethylene and aluminium a new plastic material has been created and can be used as an alternative to pure plastic. The new raw material is called Ecoallene and has the potential to be used in the production of several products. In 2010 Lecce Pen has been awarded with the gold medal of the President of the Republic at the Ecomondo exhibition in Rimini.