2020 / / Student

Pen Refill Reuse

  • Lead Designer
    Gaishan Liu
  • University
    South China University of Technology

Nearly 15 billion pen refills would be used every year in China. Worse still, materials used to produce pen refills are difficult to degrade and the cost for recycle is unaffordable. So far the author designed three sets of components, which can be combined with discarded pen refills respectively to form three kinds of stationeries——pen holder, bookend and storage tray to achieve recycle of discarded pen refills. Also this design is directly oriented to user group of pen refills so that even without the traditional recycling process, it is still recyclable.

Photo Credit: Gaishan Liu