So much plastic ends up in landfill after a short use. But most of this plastic can be given a longer life if collected, sorted and recycled. The recycled rulers in this range are made from recycled plastic, saving resources and extending the life of existing plastic polymer.
Alternatively rulers are also available made from biodegradable cornstarch instead of plastic. The advantage of the cornstarch ruler is that it can be composted at the end of it's life. It’s your choice.
Here are two alternatives to plastic pencil sharpeners: sharpeners made from either sustainable timber or from biodegradable cornstarch.
The sustainable timber pencil sharpener is in wood with a natural finish and has two sharpening holes: one for standard size pencils and one for thick pencils. Perfect for our range of thick colour pencils, rainbow pencils and thick highlighter pencils.
The biodegradable pencil sharpener is in a lid made from biodegradable cornstarch and has a cornstarch bottom for collecting the pencil shavings and keeping your work area clean. This pencil sharpener ifs for standard size pencils.
These erasers are PVC-free and therefore more eco friendly. Why is being PVC-free important? PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) poses great environmental and health hazards from manufacture to disposal. That new plastic smell that you are familiar with - that’s the the phthalates - a dangerous class of chemicals known to cause a host of reproductive and developmental defects. They volatilize from the PVC, and can migrate and leach into our air, water, and bodies.