Have you ever considered how many trees are sacrificed to create the billions of wooden pencils we use every single day? The pencils we carelessly chew the ends of, the pencils we sharpen over and over, the same pencils we discard at half their lives. Sprout pencils, the original plantable pencils, vow to give back to nature. Because it’s about time we all did.
When you use a Sprout pencil, you write not only what needs to be said and noted; between the lines of your writing, the story of sustainability blossoms. When your plantable, eco-friendly pencil is exhausted, it gets a second life – a thriving life that changes the world one pencil at a time.
The idea, though welcome, can prompt the question, how did they think of it?. And that’s not without reason. To answer this confusion, the official website of Sprout pencils states that the motivation behind plantable pencils was the potential small changes held. If you can plant a used pencil, instead of throwing it in the bin, ultimately leading to zero-waste living, what other small changes that you choose to make can transform the world?
When you receive a plantable pencil, all you have to do is use it generously. Once you feel like the life of the pencil is coming to an end, or has ended, plant the pencil face up in soil, with the green seed capsule liberally immersed. Place the pot in the sun and water it regularly, like you would do with any potted plant. In a few days, you’ll see nature coming to greet you in the pot. Your pencil might end up giving you a flowering plant, a fruit plant, a herb plant, and even spruce trees. And you’ll be able to still watch your pencil as it stands proudly in all its glory.
The company has sold over 40 million pencils, which remains a testament to the kindness of the world. Sprout pencils make the perfect gifts, office supplies and stationery for personal use. The best part is that you can customize these plants in disguise. If you’re looking to order over five hundred or more pieces of this pencil for work, you can get it customized with your logo and a little message. Don’t want so many pencils at once? You can also customize ten to four hundred Sprout pencils with a special message.
And you can always order these pencils in any number.
How beautiful is it to hold a life in your hands? Can you imagine the cursive blossoming into vines as you write? Can you envisage flowers blooming out of paper every time the graphite of your pencil touches it?
All it takes is an idea to change the world.
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