Needless to say, when I saw this review opportunity come through my email, I knew I couldn't pass it up! (Oh, the things I do for my kids! Such a selfless mother, right?)
Paper Mate recently introduced a new line of biodegradable pens and mechanical pencils. When all the ink or lead is used up, you break it down and toss the biodegradable components into the dirt or your compost bin. Within a year, it will be completely broken down. How cool is that?
I was a little hesitant about the writing quality of the pens though. I am VERY picky when it comes to my pens! I was worried that these would write like erasable pens or something similar. So I was pleasantly surprised with the smooth flow of ink. Both of our pens did get that circle of ink around the tip that turns your fingers blue, but that's not a very big issue with me, especially when you consider all the things this pen has going for it. (Just thought I'd mention it though, in case you don't like that trait in a pen.)
We will definitely be picking up a few more of the mechanical pencils when we do our back-to-school shopping this weekend. They are Isabelle's pencil of choice now! Plus, we get a fun family project to do together that we can all feel good about. There's not many pens or pencils that offer that as an added perk!
I WROTE THIS REVIEW WHILE PARTICIPATING IN A BLOG TOUR CAMPAIGN BY MOM CENTRAL ON BEHALF OF PAPER MATE AND RECEIVED THE PRODUCTS NECESSARY TO FACILITATE MY REVIEW. IN ADDITION, I RECEIVED A GIFT CERTIFICATE TO THANK ME FOR TAKING THE TIME TO PARTICIPATE.