Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Greener Stationary

I'm always on the lookout for better choices for stationary and supplies. I recently found these "kinder" pencils at two local shops.

Pencil Love

Forrest Choice is a company based in Stockton, California and they produce pencils from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood. I found mine at my local Whole Foods but they have an online shop. The colored pencils would be great for kids and you can buy 12 boxes for $29 if you wanted to go the party favor route.

The box I have states the pencils are made in Thailand which takes the shine off a little but if you live in the UK you have Remarkable.

They again have colored pencils made out of "good wood" or Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood. They also have pencils made from recycled CD cases, video cassettes, plastic cups and boxes and on and on. Best of all they make all kinds of office supplies. It looks like they make the products right there in Worcester in the Remarkable Factory. I can't tell if they ship internationally but again getting these things all the way to California defeats the purpose a little. I found mine at the Reform School in Los Angeles.

Let us know about other green stationary you buy and use.


Betsy said...

I know this is an old post of yours, but I just stumbled across your blog today! I used to live in Chattanooga, TN, and their recycling center made pencils from recycled denim and even money--they'd pass them out to school kids. So, check your local recycling centers to see what they're doing about school supplies. You might be surprised! And, the denim pencil was my FAVORITE pencil (I taught school there about 6 years ago).

Samantha said...

Hi Betsy - I'm glad you found us. Thanks for the tip!