Did you know that every year, the United States alone throws out 1.6 billion plastic pens? Until computers completely take over, we will always need writing utensils, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those utensils have to end up in landfills. While more eco-friendly solutions to non-compostable pens and pencils are popping up, our all time favourite solution is the Sprout Pencil.
The Sprout Pencil is not just any old biodegradable pencil. In place of an eraser, the end of the pencil has a water-soluble capsule filled with seeds. Once the pencil is through, the pencil can be planted into some soil, and grow into flowers, herbs or vegetables, depending on which type of seed the capsule is customised with. A list of the seeds that the Sprout Pencil can be made with is listed below:
Even cooler, the pencils can be laser engraved (10cm x 0.5cm) with a custom logo or message, making them an ideal marketing tool for brands of all sorts. Colour pencils are also available, and can “sprout” into a variety of 12 different plants.
From a marketing standpoint, there is tremendous value in a seed-based promotional product like a Sprout Pencil. Not only are clients reminded of your marketing message each time they use the pencil, but, if they decide to plant it, their relationship with the branded product turns into a nurturing one. As they tend to the plant and watch it grow, they form a stronger bond to your brand. How often do you come across a product that’s great for your clients, business, and the environment! Leave it to the Sprout Pencil.
If you do make the decision to go ahead and promote your brand with Sprout Pencils, please allow for a lead time of 3-5 weeks from artwork approval. We’re always happy to hear from you, and would love to help you create some lovely promotional products that will help the Earth. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at +44 (0) 207 157 9598.