Designed for maximum use for minimal footprint on the environment

BIC® products are light and long lasting

BIC offers simple, functional products that contain only what is essential. The lighter a product is and the longer it is used, the less impact it has on the environment. At BIC, processes tend to reduce the amount of raw material used in product and packaging. This contributes to limiting the depleting of natural resources.

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  • The original BIC® Cristal® ballpoint pen, has a weight of 5.8 grams and only contains 5 grams of plastic, but could draw a line over 2 kilometers long! The other best-selling BIC® ball pens such as BIC® Round Stic™ are also the lightest-weight while long-lasting. 22 liters of crude oil (i.e. 5 liters of gasoline) is used to make 3,200 BIC® Cristal® ball pen i.e. more than 3 generations of writing!
  • BIC® lighters are designed with just the right amount of raw material for maximum, safe use. A BIC® lighter provides the consumer with an optimum level of safety and the best relationship between the number of lights and its size. Moreover, 59% of BIC® lighters are packed in trays of 50 and offered to consumers without any packaging.
  • BIC® Classic shavers, and even BIC® Twin Select shavers only contain between 5 and 6 grams of plastic for 10 shavings. 22 liters of crude oil (i.e. 5 liters of gasoline) is used to make plastic for 2,800 BIC® Classic shavers, i.e. 50 years of shaving!
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