** I RECEIVED THE MENTIONED PRODUCT FOR FREE IN ORDER TO FACILITATE THIS REVIEW. ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN
I love finding innovative products that are not only the product of sheer genius but that are also great for the environment. And TreeSmart just so happens to be the latest brand to make it to my top 5 favorite eco-friendly companies.
A few days back I was contacted by TreeSmart offering me the great opportunity of reviewing a few of their office supplies. Of course I couldn’t say no! I mean, I have had my eyes on this company for a while now (1, 2 years maybe?) and being able to work together was something I always wanted to do.
TreeSmart: Recycled Newspaper School Supplies
I received 3 of their amazing recycled school and office supplies:
Recycled Newspaper/Plastic Ruler
I wish I owned a TreeSmart Recycled Newspaper/Plastic Ruler back in my school days. Remember those flimsy, yucky, transparent plastic rulers from back then? You know, those that would break if you were to look at them the wrong way? Yeah, hated those rulers.
The TreeSmart not only is made from recycled newspaper and plastic, it is so thick I doubt it would ever break! See, this is, on its own, a great reason to own it.
Recycled Newspaper Pencils
TreeSmart started back in 1998, and these pencils were their very first product: hand rolled recycled newspaper pencils. Yup, you read that right, TreeSmart’s pencils are all hand rolled, every. single. one. of. them. Now that is what a call dedication.
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These pencils are awesome. I have yet to use them because they are just so pretty to look at (plus I still have a dozen left from my son’s school supply list). I just love these pencils. My favorite aspect is that you can actually see the newspaper used on each pencil. They could have easily painted over it with bio-degradable paint, but chose not to, leaving the newspaper sheet exposed. So, you can now read your pencil as you take notes.
Recycled Newspaper Mini Colored Pencils
The day we got the package in the mail, these Recycled Newspaper Mini Colored Pencils were claimed by my 5 year old son. I had to take them back, but there is a reason why, so bare with me!
These pencils come in a small convenient storage Tube Case for easy carry…aka, these mini colored pencils are necessary in your purse. These pencils could easily help in case of a meltdown anywhere: restaurant, doctor’s office, grocery store, you name it. And that is why I took them back. Yeah, my son got a bit upset but he liked the idea of using them outside the house in case of an emergency!
And you have guess right….these, too, are all hand rolled. I simply love that you can see each layer of newspaper (makes me want to display them on a bookshelf instead of actually putting them to good use).
School Fund-Raiser Program
TreeSmart is a company invested on making our world a better place to live. And they are focusing on a very important demographic: our children. Through their School Fund-Raiser Program TreeSmart wants to teach kids the importance of recycling.
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Recycled Newspaper/Plastic Ruler $5.50 for a set of 6
Recycled Newspaper Pencils $8.00 set of 24
Recycled Newspaper Mini Colored Pencils $3.95
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Disclosure: This was not a paid post. The opinions stated are my own and were in no way influenced by the Hosting Company who graciously provided the product for me to review.