Eco-friendly, sustainable pencils can be planted after you’re done writing

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It’s customary to toss a pencil once it’s worn down to a stump. But the Sprout pencil boasts a better use for those remaining nubs. Packed into the end tip of its sustainable, certified wood body are 10 different non-GMO seeds. 

Once you’ve used your Sprout pencil up, you just turn it upside down, plant the seed capsule and watch it grow. Besides being environmentally friendly and lead-free, a Sprout pencil spreads awareness by visually symbolizing sustainability. Out of rubbish new life is quite literally formed. Sprout seeds are curated to be easy to germinate so that anyone can grow flowers, herbs and even vegetables. 

Shop: Sprout Plantable Graphite Pencils with Seeds in eco-Friendly Wood, $15

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Some of the plants included are sunflowers, thyme, cherry tomatoes, sage and daisies. To grow the Sprout pencil, customers will need to fill a pot, with drainage holes and a saucer, with moist soil. Then simply place the capsule end of the pencil at a 30-degree angle and water it often. The Sprout seeds do best with natural, indirect sunlight and take one to four weeks to grow. 

If you’re still skeptical, check out a few of these 5-star reviews. 

“These charming seed pencils were the most remarked on of about a dozen presents!” one person wrote. 

“I love these pencils. They write so well that it’s almost annoying how little I have to sharpen them,” another customer said

“I got this as a gift and it was a huge hit! The girl can’t wait to use the pencils for homework so she can then plant them at home,” a purchaser said

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