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Tombow's Mono Correction Tapes Earn SCS Global Services Recycled Content Certification

Tapes Smartly Designed Inside and Out

Original Publication: PR Newswire
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SCS Global Services (SCS) has independently certified high recycled content levels in the Mono Correction Tape line of products produced by American Tombow, Inc. (Tombow), a leading manufacturer of fine and innovative office, arts, and craft products. Certified post-consumer recycled content levels ranged from at least 56% to 80%, adding up the diversion of thousands of tons of polystyrene from landfills each year.


"SCS certification validates our efforts to be good environmental stewards, and demonstrates our commitment to quality and transparency," said Jeff Hinn, Tombow President/CEO. "Now our customers have independent assurance that our correction tape is not only smartly designed on the outside, but on the inside, too."

Refillable Mono Correction Tape was certified as containing at least 80% post-consumer recycled polystyrene on a dry weight basis. Like all of the Mono Correction Tapes, this ergonomically designed refillable single-line correction tape is used to instantly correct typed, handwritten or art documents, using a dry, clean correction tape that allows for immediate writing. Other Mono Correction Tapes, including Original, Retro, Single Trac, Wide Trac, Mega, Mini, Wide, Ergo, and Refill, were certified as containing a minimum of 56% post-consumer recycled polystyrene on a dry weight basis.

SCS has been certifying recycled content claims since 1989.  As part of its efforts to confirm the recycled content levels in Mono Correction Tape, SCS determined that Tombow has robust production data, good material tracking systems, and purchases recycled material from verifiable suppliers.

"Third-party certification provides a check and balance on green claims in the marketplace, allowing product manufacturers with real achievements to showcase their products," said Stowe Beam, SCS Managing Director of Environmental Certification Services. "Tombow is a mainstay of the office products sector, and its certification sets an excellent example for other companies to follow."  

SCS Global Services (SCS)formerly Scientific Certification Systems, has been a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly thirty years. SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practice.

About Tombow
Tombow is today's market leader for arts, crafts and office products.  Serving consumers and businesses around the globe, Tombow was established in Japan in 1913 as the wood-case pencil provider for Japanese students. Since these beginnings and undergirded by a history of unparalleled customer service, Tombow has grown the company's portfolio to a worldwide provider of adhesive tape, ballpoint pens, correction tape, drawing pencils, dual brush pens, glue sticks and liquid glues manufactured in facilities located in Japan, Southeast Asia and Thailand.  Worldwide operating divisions distribute Tombow branded products in their respective geographies. For more information, visit

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