Let’s help our environment by raising environmental and social awareness through 100% eco-friendly pencils.
LET'S NOT KILL A TREE, LET'S KNOW ONE!
BioPencil is a handmade product made by women aged over 50, who would otherwise find it difficult to get a job. This work gives them the chance to stay at home and take care of their grandchildren, so their daughters can go out to work. Each of the women receives a personalized kit to enable her to do this work, and none of them devotes more than 3 hours a day to the activity.
The growing of algae gives artisanal fishermen the chance to increase their income by around 40%, as well as contributing to the bioremediation of the coastal belt and the repopulating of these areas with the species which are the mainstay of artisanal fishing communities.
The BioPencil helps avoid deforestation and the ephemeral use of wood because its shaft is made from farmed algae and not wood, like traditional pencils.
This helps the planet produce more oxygen (through the felling of fewer trees and increased algae in the oceans), as well as helping to protect and conserve our forests, which help regulate the planet’s climate and reduce CO2 emissions.
Our new program provides an opportunity for students to learn about how the BioPencil is produced, from the growing of algae to the actual making of the product, as well as the planting and growing of the aguaymanto (Peruvian cherry) tree, in an ongoing daily interactive process. In this way, BioPencil provides a way of instilling environmental and social awareness from an early age.
BioPencil is concerned about the environment, and that is why during production we avoid the use of machinery, in favor of artisanal production methods. Also, we do not use any chemical or toxic materials in the making of our pencils. This means that we don’t produce polluting waste. Our product is 100% eco-friendly.
BioPencil contributes to the preservation and conservation of marine ecosystems because the raw material used is algae, which is produced through sustainable farming that contributes to the bioremediation of Peru’s coastal ecosystems. According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), algae aquaculture provides a boost to the economy by increasing food security, improving nutrition and reducing poverty.