‘remarkable’ set out in 1996 to do some good, by recycling rubbish into products every body can use, and highlighting that the disposable packaging and waste we throw away, is reusable.
Founded by myself - the first invention recycled a plastic cup into a pencil - to date over 500 million of them. This idea demonstrates that something as simple as a cup can be recycled into something as useful as a pencil. A product with an identity that speaks out about the environment.
The big break came with a Design Council award - 'Millennium Product', as a result 'remarkable' represented 1500 other companies in the Millennium Dome turning 3.75 million cups into pencils - Cool Britannia!
This put the brand on a path of strength to develop a product range gaining awards -'Invention of the Year', 'Environmental Company of the year', 'Recycled product of the Year', 'Outstanding services to Industry' 'Guinness World' record and a few more.....
The heart of the company rests in eco-design - innovated by science and invention, pushing and improving conventional technologies to develop more recycled products that are useful and - 'remarkable' The products communicate a background story, and inspire possible solutions.
Being a pioneering business I have been forced to consolidate and expand according to the economic times. I believe 'remarkable' is a force for good and hope an inspiration, pushing a cultural change to value waste as a resource.
It is haunting and devastating that wars, habitat destruction, terminal declines to endangered species and reckless pollution are justifiable reasons to obtain natural resources to make consumer products which then go into a landfill...
Thank you, Ed