Collaboration between students and Danish entrepreneurs has produced pencils that can grow into flowering plants, herbs, and vegetables. The concept of sustainable tool is created by the sprout world so that your pencil does not go to waste or when it no longer writes. Once your sprout pencil has reached to its end and can’t be sharpened any more.
You can turn it over and plant it in soil. It is due to the seed in its tip. The seeds range from smaller herbs to cherry tomatoes. The pencils are made of sustainably sourced cedar wood, with the pigmented core made of a mixture of clay and graphite.
The seed pod is also made of cellulose, meaning the whole pencil is non-toxic and safe for kids to use. To curb their carbon emissions, the company sources all their materials locally, with two different production models for their two main markets including Europe and North America.
Sprout has launched the limited edition tree-growing pencil to mark Earth Day and promotes sustainable tourism and logging. Sprout says just one tree is required to make 170,000 pencils and that it will give 10 percent of proceeds from the sale of the limited-edition pencils to Forests of the World. Sprout recommends planting the pencils outside during fall and “letting the winter do its work to break the seed dormancy.