How many pens have you thrown away in your life when they stop being useful?
We’d bet it was quite a few, we know that we’ve certainly tossed out dozens of pens over the years without stopping to think about it.
1.6 billion pens end up in landfill each year in America alone!
You could carpet the whole of New York city with those pens an area of nearly 300 square miles.
Plastic pen casings, like most plastics, take a long time to break down but now the
carlo ratti associati company has launched the Scribit.
The world’s first pen constructed from natural, compostable fibers and filled with water-based, non-toxic (yes, it’s edible) ink.
The Scribit is a writing implement that’s made to be eco-friendly and to bring you joy.
However, for now, you’re not likely to find these in stores near you because they’re meant to be used by the company’s wall-drawing robot, though they can be used by hand.
We imagine that a consumer version will arrive on the market shortly from one source or another.
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