Every little bit helps. Enjoy the same quality and durability of PaperMate pens and mechanical pencils in a pencil with a biodegradable barrel. These largely biodegradable mechanical pencils are refillable and can be reused just like a regular mechanical pencil. However, when you are finished using the pen or pencil, you can disassemble it and compost the barrel and tip in your own backyard or home composting system. No need to send it to an industrial or commercial compost facility!
*70.5g CO2 conventional plastic pencil; 56.7g CO2 Paper Mate Earth Write pencil
The majority of PaperMate Biodegradable components are made with corn sugar, an annually renewable resource.
The biodegradable parts of the pencil will naturally decompose in soil or home compost in about a year - producing less waste and more compost than traditional pens and mechanical pencils.