Sprout

Plant a Green Mindset

Who They Are

The modern pencil has been around since 1795, and since then, not much has changed. That is, until Sprout created the world’s first plantable pencil. Originally invented by 3 students from MIT in Boston, the Sprout pencil company was established in 2012 by Danish entrepreneurs Michael Stausholm and Jonathan Low. They started selling their innovative product in Denmark, when it spread rapidly, and became a staple in many European countries as well as North America. Today, Sprout is sold in over 60 different counties, bringing the magic and joy of eco-friendly plantable pencils to schools and offices across the globe. Plant a green mindset with Sprout plantable pencils!


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Why We Like Them

Classic pencils are made with wood, often harvested in non-sustainable ways that impact our forests, reducing CO2 sequestering and destroying habitats and animal biodiversity. But… Sprout pencils are different! Made from sustainably harvested and certified wood, they are crafted with the planet in mind. Plus, the core is made from lead-free clay and graphite – no chemicals or toxins allowed. And the magic of Sprout doesn’t stop there! 

When you’re done with your Sprout pencil, you can plant it to grow veggies, herbs, or flowers depending on which of 10 GMO-free seed capsules your pencil comes with. The biodegradable capsule on the stub can be easily planted in a small windowsill pot, transforming classic pencils into gardens after it’s too short to use! Fun to use and easy to plant, these pencils are perfect for any school or office project on your horizon. Upgrade your supplies with the world’s first plantable pencil from Sprout!

  • Compostable - EarthHero
    Compostable
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Low Impact Ink
    Low Impact Ink
  • FSC Certified Wood
    FSC Certified Wood

This product contains material that can break down into soil in either a backyard or industrial composting system. These products are declared compostable by the manufacturer, but may not third-party certified. Contact your local waste-hauler or composting facility to determine where these materials may be accepted. Certain materials may be better fit for industrial facilities than backyard composting systems. Industrial facilities may not exist in your area.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Companies can adopt multiple practices to print clothing, books, and catalogs in a more environmentally safe way. Low impact inks can include vegetable, soy, or water based alternatives, and generally do not contain harmful toxins like heavy metals or phthalates.

Products with the Forest Stewardship Council certification are made from or with wood sourced from FSC managed forests. FSC standards ensure the respect and wellbeing of indigenous peoples, forest workers, and local communities. Harvesting in certified forests maintains the ecological functions of each habitat. FSC prohibits the use of pesticides, GMOs, and the conversion of forests to plantations. As a third party, not-for-profit agency, FSC provides nonbiased audits of forest management.

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