Thursday, December 25, 2008

How To Recycle Pencil Shavings

I've been asked several times in the last week if I know of any way to recycle pencil shavings. I know of two options:

  1. Compost: wood pencil shavings are okay to compost
  2. Kindling: wood pencil shavings make decent fire-starters

It seems like a tiny thing, but think of how much they all add up to. Nothing decomposes quickly in an oxygen-less landfill.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this! I've started writing with regular pencils (rather than mechanical ones) on my homework, but I was worried about the impact on the environment. I'm glad they're okay to compost. Thanks!