Sprout Pencil: Giving Birth to the New Life with Worn-out Writing Utensils
What you will do when your pencil are too small to actually write with? Most probably, dump it in the trash. Three MIT students think it is a huge waste considering there are 15 billion pencils made each year. Hence, they created a multifunctional alternative called Sprout Pencil. In place of an eraser, the wooden pencils have a biodegradable capsule containing a mixture of seeds and peat. So when you wear a pencil down to a stub, you can simply place the instrument in a pot of soil and grow lavender, basil, sunflowers, tomatoes, green peppers, and more. By doing this, an expired product is literally giving birth to a new form of life. What a brilliant ideas! These eco-friendly pencils are quite populate in Europe and now, you can get them in America as well. 8 plant-able pencils for $18 is not that cheap. But if you consider all the other values it adds on and want to be part of this sustainable activity, you can get it on amazon.