plastic free pens

Eight Plastic Free Pens & Why You Should Switch

If you’re a big fan of writing on physical paper, plastic free pens are a must! Although the world seems to be moving toward a more digital landscape, there’s something special about writing things out with an actual pen. However, plastic pens are often seen as unimportant and disposable – making them a big cause of waste. 

The EPA estimates that we throw away 1.6 billion pens each year. The solution? Switch to plastic free pens.

What are plastic free pens?

We’re surrounded by plastic, which is why we often don’t even notice the plastic we use in our daily lives. You may not have ever thought about the fact that almost all pens you come into contact with are plastic. 

Plastic free pens are simply made from better, more sustainable materials. They’re usually made of bamboo, wood, metal, or other materials. Sometimes, they contain a bit of plastic in the filling component or ink cartridges. However, these pens do still save a lot of plastic compared to regular pens. While some are biodegradable and recyclable, others are refillable. Depending on your preferences, here are some great options for plastic free pens.

Eight plastic free pens

plastic free Everyday pens by Tous Les Jours

Everyday Pen

  • Made of metal and wood
  • Sharp, pointed biro nib for precision 
  • Many colors to choose from
  • Each pen includes an inspirational phrase

plastic free pens High Quality All Metal Brushed Black Stainless Steel Fountain Pen

Brushed Stainless Steel Fountain Pen

  • 100% black stainless steel
  • Refillable fountain pen
  • .5mm tip
  • Ink not included

Trc Brass Plastic Free Rollerball Pen Designed by Traveler's Company

TRC Brass Rollerball Pen

  • Brass
  • Made in Japan
  • Refillable with ink cartridges
  • Includes first ink cartridge

Bamboo Ballpoint Pen – Black 2pk

Onyx and Green Bamboo Pen

  • Bamboo, rubber, and plant-based corn plastic
  • Plastic free packaging and shipping
  • Retractable 
  • 1mm tip
  • Soy-based ink
Personalized Gunmetal color Plastic Free Fountain Pen

Gunmetal Fountain Pen

  • Brass
  • Refillable with bottled fountain pen ink
  • Ink not included
  • Black and gold accents

Bamboo Refillable Blue Gel Pen

Onyx and Green Bamboo Gel Pen

  • Bamboo body and aluminum details
  • Refillable
  • Blue ink
  • 1mm tip

Retractable Wheat Straw Blue Ballpointm Plastic Free Pen

Onyx and Green Wheat Straw Pen

  • Wheat straw body and details
  • Blue ink
  • Refillable
  • .7mm tip

Natural Grass Plastic Free Pen

Natural Grass Pen

  • Natural grass, plus BPA-free plastics
  • Can be refilled
  • Vegan & cruelty-free
  • Made in a factory powered by renewable energy from biogas and waste heat
  • For every purchase, this company plants trees in Africa to mitigate carbon emissions

Need more inspiration on switching to plastic free? Read up on the damaging effects of plastic on the human body here.

Before you go, leave a comment below and let me know what you’ll be using your plastic free pens to write!

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Mia Hadrill
1 Comment
  • zidane

    05/07/2022 at 1:26 pm

    very clear and good article easy to understand. Thank you

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