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Silky! (Staples Eco-Friendly Writing Pads, that is…)

The paper for these lined writing pads is composed primarily (80%) of bagasse, which is sugar cane waste, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Much like its textile counterpart, rayon, it makes a smooth final product. How smooth? Well, both pen (ink gel, of course) and pencil glide across this paper.

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I first purchased a pack when it was first introduced in August, in time for the back-to-school sales, and it was $1.99 for a two-pad pack, 50 sheets per pad of letter size paper. What a pleasant surprise, as this paper is bright, smooth, and lined on both sides! In addition to being inexpensive, its smoothness makes it ideal for drafts and brainstorming sessions, because it allows you to cleanly erase pencil marks, making its re-use a practical proposition. This bagasse paper is higher in quality than most writing pads, even, sadly, most recycled ones.

Finding the paper in stores is dicey, but it’s available online from Staples. (It’s even on sale this week for $9.99 for a pack of 12 pads. Depending on the rewards plan you’re on, you may also qualify for free shipping.)

These bagasse writing pads would be a guilty pleasure, if their use and manufacture were not so environmentally responsible!

(Nice to see that the folks at the Fountain Pen Network agree that this bagasse paper is boss!)