Plant your pencil and watch it grow! How you may ask? These wood-free Recycled newspaper pencils have a small bulb of seeds at the bottom, once your pencil is too short to use, you can plant it into a pot or your garden bed (step-wise instructions on the box) and watch the seeds sprout into a plant. These Pencils are made by tightly rolling paper around the graphite(lead) with super strength! These 100% eco-friendly 2B pencils are smooth to write with and easy to sharpen. Makes a great gift for fellow Eco-warriors! Earth-Point: Wood-free and recycled product. Why Newspaper pencils? In India alone, we consume around 15-18 billion pencils each year and that comes at a grave cost of 7 Million trees annually. These trees can be saved by repurposing old newspapers into pencils.