Plant Your Pencil this Earth Day

Sprout Colored PencilsSprout has the only sustainable pencil in the world that you can plant after use. The vision is to become the global leader of green and sustainable consumer products. We sell both to businesses and to retailers in over 60 countries. The company is successfully developing rapidly and the sales and development potential is still relatively untapped. Sprout is now selling a variety of sprouting consumer goods.

Being conscious of our footprint, we had to check out these pencils. We received a package of the colored pencils from Sprout to test out. The pencils themselves are light weight and the color brilliant. We loved them in our adult coloring book!! After we were done with them, we planted and sure enough, they sprouted. Our plant was a wild strawberry plant and is very happy and healthy.

When you have sharpened the pencil down to the very end and no longer want to use it – just plant it!! Three students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, came up with this idea for the task: “Design the sustainable office article of tomorrow” The students set out to create the first plantable pencil in the world. The Sprout pencil was designed to be made out of sustainable wood with a dissolvable end capsule containing seeds.

wild strawberriesThe Sprout Color Pencil is the first plantable sustainable pencil in the world. The pencil has been given this dual function by replacing the eraser with a special seed capsule. The Sprout Color Pencil is made of natural materials. The body is sustainable PEFC- or FSC-certified cedar wood, which means that a new tree is planted each time a tree is harvested. The core is a mixture of clay and graphite. The seed capsule contains high quality, non-gmo seeds. It is water soluble, making the color pencil easy to plant after use. Delicious fresh herbs, crispy vegetables, or edible flowers, grow out of the color pencil, and each color has its own plant variety.