Taking into consideration the fact that autumn is just around the corner, and that both school kids and college students will soon begin attending classes – some more than others – it comes as good news that an innovative idea could help them aid the natural world simply by going about their business of taking notes.
Thus, a group of MIT engineers recently developed a new type of pencils, which can become either vegetables or flowers once their owners no longer have any use for them and decide to simply plant them and water them every once in a while.
As the inventors of these sprouting pencils explain, the green-oriented writing devices they came up with have a capsule which contains plant seeds stored within their wood, so once the pencil hits the soil and water and nutrients hit this capsule, various plants begin to grow.
further explains that, whereas up until now pencils were just pencils and nothing more, the people who decide to invest in this newly-emerging green practice can choose whether they want their former writing utensil turned into a type of vegetable, or whether a flower would be more appealing to their taste.
According to the same source, the green-heads who developed this idea explained how, “Sprout is a pencil with a seed inside. When it's too short to use, it can be planted at home, at the office, or in the classroom.”
Furthermore, it seems that these pencils come with no erasers, as their inventors consider that when it comes to life and environmental protection there is no room for errors. “Sprout doesn't have an eraser because we don't believe in making mistakes,” they argued whilst discussing their revolutionary pencil concept.
As far as we are concerned, it is precisely small things like this one that stand to make a huge difference on the long run.
Therefore, we salute this idea and hope that a lot of people will decide to let go of their traditional pens in favor of these sprouting pencils.