Use of recycled plastics

High-performance plastic ensures the quality and longevity of products. For example, it protects the ink of writing instruments from drying out, so that the pens can be used longer and less waste is produced.
Nevertheless, it is the declared corporate goal of the Faber-Castell Group to continuously reduce the proportion of conventional plastics worldwide or to replace them with recycled materials in order to further improve our carbon footprint. Since 2016, pencils have been made from recyclate, i.e. from reused plastics. For this purpose, plastic waste is processed and used as a new raw material in production. More and more production sites, e.g. the plant in Engelhartszell, Austria, are now successfully using recyclate, so that more and more recycled plastic products are already on the market. In these products, the casing is mainly made of recycled material.
At the same time, disposable packaging is being substituted by paper or recycled plastic. To further extend the life of the products, many products are refillable.

PVC-free eraser​

As a world leader in the production of erasers, Faber-Castell avoids the use of harmful softeners. The eraser is produced under strict quality control and are PVC-free.


Every product contains valuable raw materials. To extend their usability, this product can be refilled. 

Recycled plastic / recycled cardboard

Faber-Castell works on reducing plastics or replacing them with recycled materials. The products or packaging are made of recycled plastic or cardboard.

Recyclable cardboard

The packaging is made of recyclable cardboard.

How we make our highlighters

Create your own plant tracker with our texliners - produced from 100% recycled plastics

Here you find a selection of our recycled plastic products

Faber-Castell - Textliner 46 Pastel, wallet of 8
Textliner 46 Pastel, wallet of 8
Faber-Castell - Textliner 46 Pastel, wallet of 4
Textliner 46 Pastel, wallet of 4

Our ecological commitment

Our company-owned forests in Brazil make a major contribution
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CO2 - Emissions are offset through certified projects.
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Find out more about sustainability at Faber-Castell

We are the world’s leading and the oldest manufacturer of wood-cased pencils.
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Social commitment has been part of our approach to corporate responsibility for many generations.
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Sustainability Reports
You will find more information summarized in our Sustainability Reports.
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The stuff that pens are made of
How we develop innovative and sustainable ideas around plastics, for example in recycling.
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