Seen a pencil bloom into a sapling?

Seen a pencil bloom into a sapling?

Dubai - Sprout has the patent of seed pencils and other writing utensils with seeds and are produced in Europe and USA.



by

Sandhya D'Mello

Published: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 8:52 PM

Last updated: Mon 29 Apr 2019, 9:34 PM

Next time when you are tempted to throw a pencil in dustbin when it cannot be used, just think if it can it be planted into a sapling? Answer is yes, it can be, says Michael Stausholm, Founder, Sprout who has launched sustainable pencils in Dubai.
"The idea behind the Sprout pencil is to plant it when it's too short to write or color with. Then you simply plant the stub upside down, and the dissolvable capsule will start to sprout into 10 different herbs, vegetables or flowers. Companies can even get their logo and message engraved. In Sprout, we wish to inspire people and businesses to take more sustainable actions," said Stausholm. 
The sustainable pencils are present in Virgin Mega Stores, Sustainable City, Intercontinental Hotels in Dubai, Mubadala in Abu Dhabi, the Central Bank of UAE, Alila Hotels I Oman, several government offices in the region and in hotels like the Symphony Style hotel in Kuwait, informed Stausholm.
"The UAE is an interesting market when it comes to sustainable products and solutions. We experienced an increasing demand from companies and retails in the region, which is the reason why we decided to focus more on that market. With the Sustainable City in Dubai and the Expo coming up in 2020, there is already a willingness to offer greener solutions and to promote businesses with solutions that leave a positive impact on the planet."
Sprout has the patent of seed pencils and other writing utensils with seeds and are produced in Europe and USA. Besides the plantable Sprout pencils, the product is also developed as a plantable makeup pencil. The makeup pencil is being sold to cosmetic brands that launch them in different retails in Europe.
The brand has also launched a new product in Sprout World: the Sprout Spoon which is a biodegradable, foldable spoon with an integrated fair trade tea bag. It's free of plastic and it can save the planet from tons of plastic spoons and stirrers. The material for the Sprout spoon is patented and can also be used for other purposes such as food packaging. It's approved to be food safe.
- sandhya@khaleejtimes.com


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