Here is a one of the worlds finest inventions as radical in its time as the computer has been in ours treated as a throwaway piece of rubbish
This month not only am I ridding the world of plastic I am reinstating dignity to the much abused pen.
Refillable Fountain Pen
I have bought myself a fountain pen with refillable cartridge. Yes the cartridge thing is plastic but I hope I am going to get a lot of use out of it. The ink too comes in bottle with plastic lids but they are so cute I plan to up-cycle them when I get enough. I don’t actually do that much writting by hand so that might take some time.
PLASTIC WE USE
Of course the pen has plastic elements but we don’t boycott all plastics. We think that there are some valid uses for the product ( gasp!! yes I know…you can read our reasons here). This products fits into the
Plastic products that reduce the use of plastic disposables category.
Biodegradable Cornstarch Pen
However I am bad with pens – years of abusing them can not be wiped out in a moment. Used to loosing them destroying them throwing them away without a backward glance means I am careless. I need to change my relationship with pens.
In the meantime I don’t want to lose my expensive fountain pen so I have bought some disposable pens – pens that biodegrade – pens the body of which is made from corn starch. Sadly the ones I bought were shaped to look like sweet corn. You can buy plain square ones.
NB only the body is biodegradable. At the moment biodegradable pens are generally offered wholesale but you can buy them in tens from www.greenstat.co.uk
So it Fountain pen for inside, mad sweetcorn pen for outside, change of attitude being developed. Respect the pen.
Or you could just use a pencil…..
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