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Not to mention the refillable pens that we never take the trouble to refill. There were 34 in my study mixed in with pencils, markers, highlighters, scissors and not one, but three letter openers8 in the bedroom, and 6 in my purse. I found another 32 in my office, and 10 more in briefcases and bags.
En route to school, I harvested 3 from the glove compartment of my car—for a grand total of ! They seem to follow me home from meetings, events, hotels, and conferences, and end up staying permanently.
I would guess that many of you are experiencing similar disposable pen proliferation. How did this happen?
And what can we do to prevent further waste? Fountain pen with refillable ink Image: Way back in third grade, I practiced penmanship under the watchful eye of my teacher, Miss Hepburn.
Letters and words literally flowed from my treasured green fountain pen. I loved that Esterbrook pen, a present for my eighth birthday. In those days, good quality pens were routinely given as gifts for special occasions and became cherished possessions.
Just try giving your niece or nephew a pen for graduation this year! When my Esterbrook ran dry, I gingerly opened a bottle of ink, dipped in the nib, and slurped up another barrel-full. Eventually, ink bottles were replaced by less messy cartridges, and most people used ballpoint pens for everyday writing.
But back then, we would buy one ballpoint pen and purchase refills as needed. Disposable Pens by the Dozen Fast forward to the age of Bic, and the advent of cheap, disposable pens.
New habits were formed, and ballpoint pens not refills were soon sold by the pack. Now, everywhere we turn, someone is handing us an inexpensive pen with their company name on it. Many end up in a drawer, pencil cup or purse, never to see the light of day or fulfill their intended function.
Others are pitched in the trash when they run dry.
Would we throw away a flashlight when the batteries die? As a dedicated Waste Watcher, the solution starts with me! Perhaps some will end up in art projects by the Pen Guy and other artists.
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