These stylish bamboo body ball-point pens with a medium nib and a comfortable rubber grip write beautifully. They feature a metal pen clip and are suitable for the office or home.
The upper body of the pen is made from bamboo, with metal fittings and trim, a soft, slightly ribbed rubber grip for comfortable writing, twist-action to lower and retract the nib.
The best part of these pens are refillable- so the only waste is the very small ink cartridge. On the off chance that you wish to dispose of the pen, by disassembling it you can dispose of 95% of it in a sustainable way- not to landfill!
So why would you make a pen out of Bamboo? Well, botanically categorized as a grass, bamboo is probably one of the world’s most sustainable 'wood' resources. It is the fastest-growing woody grass and can grow up to nearly a metre a day under ideal conditions. Unlike trees, all bamboo have the potential to grow to full size in a single growing season of about 4 months. Bamboo reaches maturity quickly and is ready for harvesting in about 3-7 years.
Bamboo does not require replanting after harvesting because its vast root/rhizome network continually sprouts new shoots, pulling in sunlight and greenhouse gases and converting them to new green growth - without the need for chemicals. This saves bamboo plantations from the pesticides and fertilizers used for tree forestry and reduces the amount of mechanised work required to maintain the plantations.
By using items such as these bamboo pens, can have a large environmental impact over time. Using bamboo saves waste, fossil fuels, and energy.