Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy something useful and once you’ve finished with it, give it back to nature to help make the planet a better place? Well, you can, and it’s straightforward with the Plant a Tree Spruce Edition Pencils from Sprout.
At least one a day, probably everyone reading this will be reminded about climate change in one form or another. The actual reasons behind it are hotly disputed by some of the brightest minds on the planet. Some say we need to stop using fossil fuels; others say this would be the equivalent of a drop in the ocean.
However, one train of thought that doesn’t seem to raise as much debate is planting more trees, and this is where Sprout and their pencils come to the forefront.
‘Completing the circle of life’ is a term used to describe something natural that is used to create a product which when it’s reached the end of its life can be given back to nature to produce the same material to make the product once again. This is the thinking behind Sprout’s Plant a Tree Spruce Edition Pencils.
The idea behind Sprout’s pencils
When the plantable Sprout Pencil becomes too short to write with you simply plant it, thus giving new life to an end-of-life product that you would otherwise throw in the bin.
Some people reading this might not have had the pleasure of trying to grow a tree. Generally, tree seeds usually take an eternity to germinate, let alone grow into a tree. However, you won’t find this with the Sprout Pencil.
All you need to do is plant it in a pot indoors, pop it on the windowsill, and in just 2-3 weeks it will begin to sprout. You can re-pot it when it gets a little bigger, and even plant it outdoors if you have space – it can grow and survive in all climates.
Spruce trees are very fast growers – growing as much as 6-11 inches each season. They’re also incredibly strong – the average life of a Spruce is around 180-200 years. Although widely associated with Christmas, as Spruce trees don’t shed their needles, you can enjoy your tree and the scent of Christmas all year round.
Another nice touch with the pencils is they are each engraved with inspirational quotes to remind you of the good you’re doing:
- “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best is now.”
- “Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.”
- “To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world.”
- “Plant a memory, plant a tree, do it today for tomorrow.”
- “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”
Sprout’s Plant a Tree Spruce Edition Pencils are made from sustainably harvested wood, the capsule is plant-based, and its writing core is made from 100% natural and non-toxic graphite. So, by swapping plastic pens for a Sprout pencil, you’re cutting back on plastic waste and leaving a special legacy that can be enjoyed for years (possibly hundreds) to come.
Sprout’s pencils are available in a pack of five and costs £10.83. They are available to purchase via Sprout’s online shop shop.sproutworld.com.
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