Have you heard of pencils that can be planted?
A young company based in Cebu called Eco Hub Cebu has innovated the plantable pencils. The development of the pencil that can grow into plants was realized to help lessen global warming and raise awareness about the environment.
Eco Hub Cebu said one can grow plants from pencils by simply placing the stub on moist soil.
They explained the product is no different to regular pencils, except that its tail end is a “gelatin capsule” that contains plant seeds instead of an eraser enclosed in a metal case.
The capsules of each pencil are preservative-free, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) allergen-free, and gluten-free.
The pencil, which is lead-free, is made up of sustainable wood, graphite, clay, and non-GMO seeds.
It also comes in variety namely tomato, sunflower, carrot, citronella seeds, and basil, which is their fastest growing plant, germinating between five to ten days after planting.
Eco Hub Cebu also offers other sustainable products such as reusable straws and utensils.
Source: Manila Bulletin Online, Flying Ketchup