The mega pencil-maker Paper Mate has EarthWrite recycled pencils available at big retailers such as Office Depot. The pencils are made of 100 percent recycled materials. A pack of 48 is $7.50. TreeSmart makes some good-looking pencils out of recycled newspaper – you can see the newsprint imprint on the pencils (above). A set of 24 is $9.50.
Green Apple #2 pencils, 10 for $5, are made of cedar wood scraps, with no lacquer (below). The Green Office has a large assortment of green pencils from various manufacturers: Its website lists 180 mechanical pencils and 128 wood pencils.