Certified AP Non-Toxic Markers and Highlighters
Markers and highlighters that are Certified AP Non-Toxic contain fewer chemicals than non-certified products. The Arts and Crafts Institute is an industry group that has developed safety standards for art supplies. The institute's toxicologists consider the concentration and potential health effects of ingredients. A product that is Certified AP (Approved Product) Non-Toxic has been "certified in a program of toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans or cause acute or chronic health problems."
Refillable Writing Instruments & Correction Tape Dispensers
Refillable writing instruments including pens, pencils and correction tape dispensers have inner cores that can be refilled with new ink, lead or correction tape respectively. Refillable products reduce the use of disposable products, reduce waste in landfills and avoid the materials and energy required to create new outer shells.
Refills for Writing Instruments & Correction Tape Dispensers
Refillable writing instruments including pens and pencils are only environmentally preferable if they are actually refilled once their initial contents are used. If instruments are disposed of after one use, they become just like a disposable! Refills are available in different formats and colors to allow a variety of uses.
Recycled Content Pens and Pencils
Writing instruments made from recycled materials help reduce the need for new materials and also divert waste from landfills. Writing instruments may be made from recycled wood, paper, metal, plastic and even in a few cases, recycled car headlamps!