Sprout Pencil: the First Pencil in the World That Can Be Planted After Use

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The Sprout pencil is the first sustainable pencil in the world that can be planted after use. The Sprout Pencil has been given this dual function by replacing the eraser, which usually sits on top of the pencil, with a special seed capsule.

“There are 15 billion pencils made annually, and three million of those just in the United States. That’s a lot of pencil stubs thrown away,” said Michael Stausholm, CEO of Sprout World.

Denmark-based Sprout World wants to shrink this waste.

The seed capsule, which contains high quality, untreated seeds, is water soluble, making the pencil easy to plant after use. Out of the pencil grow delicious fresh herbs, crispy vegetables or edible flowers.

The Sprout Pencil is made of natural materials: the body is cedar wood, while the “lead” is a mixture of clay and graphite, and therefore does not contain any lead

The pencils come in 14 varieties ($19.95 for a pack of eight), including cherry tomato, lavender, basil, sunflower, cilantro, mint, sage, thyme, calendula, marigold, forget me not and green pepper.

Sprout World / Shop / Amazon

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via [CNN]

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