Painted/Coated pencils should not exist and all production should stop.
Not going to happen, but it’s a fact.
Pencils have to be sharpened to be used. Sharpening turns the paint on pencils into micro + nano plastics.
Whether stuck on your/your children’s hands (like glitter which is also just ground up plastic), or washed down the drain - it introduces tiny bits of plastic into the air/water/soil and into our bodies.
Micro/Nano plastics - where can they be found? the Brain Lungs Liver Kidneys Bloodstream Breast Milk Placenta Rain Water Soil Air Meat Fish Fruits/Vegetables
Are they harmful? Not according to the industry responsible for them (Oil/Petrochemical) - amounts still fall within allowable levels of plastic in our bodies. Say what you will, they’re not vitamins. Given the choice, we would opt not to have bits of plastic in our brains - you can keep your research on that one, we’re a hard pass.
RETURNS Free within 30 days of receipt. If there is an issue with your purchase, please reach out so we can make it right.
SHIPPING Orders typically packed within 24-48 hours Monday - Friday.
Orders ship via USPS or UPS. Shipping prices are the actual rates we pay (the true cost of shipping from Northern CA. - Sorry Maine!). As we grow, we will negotiate more favorable shipping rates, but for now, we pack every order (plastic-free), load up our cars, and deliver to a post office in a nearby town because our local Post Office refuses to accept or pick up the “large” number of packages we have outgoing on a normal basis.
Thanks for your patience while we navigate how to scale what we’re doing!