Sprout being used as a pencil, with the seed sitting in the tip waiting for its big moment
Sprout is designed to include a marker at which length the pencil should be planted in soil
Planting Sprout is as simple as jamming it into a pot filled with soil
Like all seeds, moisture is essential to begin the germination process
Sprout is the name of a new brand of pencil which comes with a seed in the end – when the pencil has reached the end of its usefulness, the stub can be planted in soil
An illustration showing the whole process from pencil to plant
We live in a throwaway society, where even large and expensive products are merely trashed when they reach the end of their life and/or usefulness. It's a rather sad state of affairs, with waste that could be recycled or reused extensively placed in the ground to rot ... or, in the case of non-biodegradable materials, not rot. It's against this rather depressing backdrop that one group of product designers have created Sprout, an ordinary, everyday pencil which hides a rather special trick up its sleeve.
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