Recycled Newspaper Pencils
Updated: May 14, 2020
Pencils are a fundamental, and economical writing instrument. More than 14 billion pencils are produced in the world every year. An average sized tree can make about 170,000 pencils, that requires to cut down approx. 82,000 trees each year. That’s a LOT of trees!!
Ever imagined that something so small could have such a big impact on the environment?
Recycled pencils, made of old newspapers, are set out to replace their wooden counterparts. The newspapers are cut to size and soaked in glue. The paper is hand rolled around the graphite and baked for drying. A little eraser is attached to the rear toward the end of the process. A 30 inch high stack of newspapers will save one tree thats 20 feet tall.
TreeSmart (Insstagram: @treesmartpencils)
Plantcil ( Instagram: @plantcil_official)
These organisations make and sell stationary made from recycled materials. Head to their website/page to shop or to learn more about their products.