The Paper Saver is a Melbourne-based initiative aimed at transforming the way we view disposable items. Founded by Australian architect Jon Yong and his wife Michelle, this venture was born from the realization of the immense paper waste in our daily lives. Observing the untouched reverse sides of used paper, Jon envisioned a way to give them a new purpose before recycling.
Their journey began with the creation of a unique notebook, designed to upcycle used paper, presenting it as a stylish and functional reusable tool. Using design insights, the notebooks transform single-use waste into lasting, sustainable items. Whether it’s the Classic Paper Saver with its durable vegan leather cover or the Canvas version made of 100% cotton, every product showcases the company’s commitment to sustainability.
Moreover, they’ve broadened their collection to cater to a diverse audience. The Paper Saver Global Collection fits A4-sized paper, while their North American version is tailored for letter-sized pages. Additional offerings include the Sparkle Paper Saver, with its lively canvas cover, and the Paper Saver Organizer, which integrates storage solutions for daily essentials.
Established in 2015, Jon and Michelle, along with their young family, remain devoted to inspiring a shift towards environmentally conscious stationery choices. Through their range of reusable products, they hope to encourage a move towards less waste and a more eco-friendly future.