Biodegradable and Recycled Pens from Industries of the Blind

Manufacturing ink pens is something that we always thought would take great dexterity and a discerning eye for detail, and, from the info on this site, it certainly appears this is true. That's why we were rather amazed to find these biodegradable pens made by a group called Industries of the Blind, who've been around since 1933 and support and enrich the lives of the blind and visually impaired by offering them meaningful work. That's right, they hire blind and visually impaired people, who, in turn, help them produce, pack and ship various office supplies! These biodegradable pens, made from corn starch, even have refills available, so you can use the polymer pen over and over again, just as long as you don't leave it out in the rain or in the sink or bathtub or something. They also feature pens made of recycled plastic (51 percent post-consumer recycled polypropelene in the barrel, 100 percent post-consumer recovered polypropylene in the cap) although they don't make refills for these just yet. Still, impressive products from an unlikely source; looks like you have to call or email for pricing and purchasing. ::Industries of the Blind