The new Paper Mate Biodegradable ball-point pen and mechanical pencil can decompose within about a year in soil or home compost.
The pens and pencils are made from Mirel, a bioplastic derived from corn sugar, an annually renewable agricultural resource. Mirel has the same heat, moisture and sweat resistant properties as plastic.
This pen delivers a smooth ink flow, vivid colour, and has a comfortable grip. The pen and pencil can both be refilled, making them more environmentally friendly. When finished, simply disassemble the pens and pencils as instructed on the package and bury the biodegradable components (the majority of the pen) in soil or home compost.