All Scrap Pad products contain a mix of high quality, acid-free leftover papers
Climate positive products made from 100% leftover paper
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Turning waste into space for new ideas
Scrap Pads are made from waste paper leftover after industrial print and paper production. Normally this paper would find its way to the recycling bin, however, by upcycling it directly into new products, Scrap Pads save the energy and emissions that would be required to reprocess it, as well as the resources to make similar products from scratch. Scrap Pad is our way of turning waste into space for new ideas.
Scrap Pad collaboration with Danish street artist Mormor
Our upcycling initiative
Scrap Pad was born to two architects running a small print shop in Aarhus. Tired of throwing out perfectly good paper, the architects began assembling scraps from their production into characteristic sketchpads that contained a mix of paper types...
Today Scrap Pad is joined by Munkedal paper mill - makers of the renowned Munken paper and one of the most environmentally friendly paper productions in the world. Munkedal is redirecting leftover Munken paper from industrial production into Scrap Pad products.
As the initiative grows, the focus of Scrap Pad remains the same - to reduce paper waste by imagining more creative uses for leftover paper.
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Why leftover paper?
Every day large amounts of waste paper are produced as a result of industrial processes- e.g. print and paper production. This paper, also known as leftover paper, is often of extremely of high quality, however having no commercial value, is either thrown out or recycled.
Rather than treating leftover paper as a waste product, Scrap Pad takes advantage of the high quality paper by upcycling it directly into our products. This saves the energy and emissions normally required to recycle the paper, as well as, the raw resources required to make similar products from scratch.
Who do we source leftover paper from?
How did we start?
Scrap Pad was developed in Aarhus by two architects in the print shop Plotteriet. Originally, sketchpads of scrap paper were offered to customers as a way of reducing waste and giving back leftover paper as ''space for new ideas''. The Scrap Pads, as they were called, became so popular that demand for them soon outpaced Plotteriet's production of leftover paper.
What is our mission?
Frequently asked questions
Scrap Pad is located in the historic Dansk Filmfabrik building in Aarhus, Denmark
You can reach us by phone Monday to Friday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you are in the Aarhus, feel free to arrange a visit to our production space in the ground floor of the historic Dansk Filmfabrik building. We recommend you call beforehand to make sure we are available to greet you!