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Tuesday, February 10, 2009


My 10 year old came home from school yesterday with one of these and its pretty cool. Its a smencil. If you have never heard of that then you are thinking a what???? Like I was!!!! Anyway its a scented pencil made from 100% recycled newspapers. You can get them in all kinds of scents!!! So check it out!!! Kids seem to love them!!! And we are helping in saving our trees!!!

An average sized cedar tree will make about 172,000 wood pencils

172,000 Smencils can be made from about 430 newspapers.

Recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times saves about 75,000 trees

The average tree can filter about 60 pounds of air pollution per year.

If everyone in the US recycled just 10% of their newspapers, we would save about 25 million
trees each year.


RileyScott said...

I think it's a great idea, but I don't like fruity smells, or smelly things in general. Maybe if they came out with pencil smell I'd be on board.

Sally's World said...

oooh, i'm getting some of these, never seen them before!