It’s a nice trend in the pencil world that we’re thinking of the environment, especially since the pencil trade all but killed off the eastern red cedar (juniperus virginiana) that grows in the southeastern United States long ago. Some of our favorite pencils are environmentally friendly, especially the inimitable Forest Choice pencil. Armand shared these links with us:
These are pencils made from recycled denim. To boot, “they are made out of 20-33% recycled blue denim jeans that have been ground up. The rest is the recycled post-consumer paper. To complete the blue theme, they have a blue eraser and a pewter blue ferrule.” You can buy them from Green Earth Office Supply. Treehugger also tells us about pencils made of recycled money, which are not as expensive as their material would make them sound.
From the Eden Project Store, we have all sorts of nice stationary, including colored pencils made from well-managed wood and writing pencils made of recycled vending cups — one cup for each pencil. Yup, all my trips to Starbucks waste pencils, it seems, in a way.
If anyone has had the chance to try these cool products, we’d love to hear how you like them.
[Photo, Eden Project Store.]