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Planting a pencil: New concept in "green economy"

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Ever thought about planting a pencil when you're finished with it?

What a concept!

A Copenhagen-based pencil-making company is hoping it will catch on internationally.

The pencils produced by "Sprout" hold a seed and some soil in a small capsule, where traditional pencils usually have an eraser.

So, when you're finished writing, the pencil can become a basil plant, mint, flowers, tomatoes and many other types of vegetation or greenery.

Sprout's CEO says this fits perfectly in the current era of a 'green economy.'

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