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Founded1996; 25 years ago (1996)
FounderEdward Douglas Miller
ProductsPencils and office supplies

Remarkable Recycled Ltd (05394545 - Incorporated on 16 March 2005) is a UK company that makes stationery products out of recycled materials. With its sister company, Edvironment Ltd, it sells a range of recycled products, such as the recycled CD and vending cup pencil.


In 1996, Edward Douglas Miller founded the company with the aim to value waste as a resource.[1] In 1998, it won UK Invention of the Year and a year later won UK environmental company of the year and UK recycled product of the year.[2][3]

In 2000, as part of the UK millennium celebrations a Remarkable product was announced as a 'Millennium Product' by the Design Council’s Cool Britannia awards. For an exhibition in the Millennium Dome the company made 3.75 million pencils, recycled from plastic cups.[2][3] In 2011, Edward Douglas Miller appeared on Channel 4's The Secret Millionaire.[4]

In 2002, the company was granted £20,000 by London Remade, and bought brand new binding machines to bind the recycled notepads.[5] This helped Remarkable to be able to create a greater range of products including plastic rulers (also made from vending machine cups), recycled rubber tyres; to make mouse mats and pencil cases.

In 2013, the company set the Guinness World Record for the longest pencil, by producing one 323.51 meters long.[6] However, that length has since been surpassed.[7]

Remarkable worked with Keep Britain Tidy (KBT), educating and linking the value of recycling waste and its conversion into recycled products. Products are co branded with the remarkable and KBT logo, with royalties going to support KBT.[8]

Remarkable Eco solutions Ltd was dissolved in 2016 with the closure of the factory in Worcester in 2014, with the loss of some employees,[4] because of a contract being cancelled with a major wholesaler.[citation needed] Some machinery was sold off, with the trade marks and IPR still remaining with the founder and inventor.

In 2017 production continues, turning UK waste into recycled products.[9]


  1. ^ Lindsey Harrad, 'I used to be …’ from Vegetarian Living, retrieved 27 September 2018
  2. ^ a b Remarkable from, retrieved 3 September 2018
  3. ^ a b Making pencils from plastic cups from BBC News, 12 May 2006, retrieved 3 September 2018
  4. ^ a b August 2014 from, retrieved 3 September 2018
  5. ^ London Remade-Strategic Partnership in Recycling and Regeneration by Nawon Kim from Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, December 2004, retrieved 3 September 2018
  6. ^ "Longest Pencil (Archived copy of 2013 record)". Guinness World Records. 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  7. ^ "Longest Pencil". Guinness World Records. 2017-10-10. Retrieved 2021-04-25.
  8. ^ Keep Britain Tidy Partnership To Launch Eco-Friendly Stationery by Darren Moore, Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), 3 November 2015, retrieved 3 September 2018
  9. ^ Remarkable. "About us..." Remarkable. Retrieved 2018-09-26.

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