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5 Ways to Reuse Old Writing Utensils
June 5, 2017
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5 Ways to Resue Old Writing Utensils

Every year, over 10 billion writing utensils are sent to our landfills. These utensils are made from plastic that doesn’t biodegrade. In an effort to make our offices and our world a little greener, here are five ways to reuse your old pens and markers.

1. Pen Holder

If you have a bunch of pens that are slim, try making them into a penholder. Simply glue your pens (with caps on) to a plastic cup. You will be rewarded with a uniquely you, retro-looking utensil holder. Materials needed: Old Pens, Glue, See-Through Plastic Cup

2. Money Holder

Are you one of those people who like to keep cash on hand for a rainy day? For an emergency stash, place rolled-up bills into a large marker. Just remove the inkpad first. Materials needed: Large Old Marker

3. Plant Marker

Spring is planting season and, for many of us, it’s hard to remember what was planted where. Keep your memory straight by taping your seed’s package to an old pen and sticking it in the ground. Materials needed: Tape, Old Pens

4. Cord Preserver

Headphone cords have a tendency to fray easily. To preserve your cords, take an old pen and remove its spring. Wrap the spring around your cord’s end to prevent fraying. Materials needed: Old Pen Spring

5. Watercolors

Did your marker dry out? Surprisingly, many old markers still have ink inside them. Leave your markers in water overnight for 2-3 days. The end result will be watercolors you can paint with! Materials needed: Old Markers, Water, Jars


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