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Since 1998, TreeSmart® has been making ROLLED-UP RECYCLED NEWSPAPER PENCILS.

Headquartered in the beautiful Pacific Northwest United States, TreeSmart began importing raw pencil cores with finished pencil assembly in the U.S. The first 6-8 years were devoted to perfecting quality control issues and fine-tuning the manufacturing processes before launching our first national marketing program in 2003. We opened on-line shopping through the TreeSmart.com website shortly thereafter.

The company initially began shipping on a nationwide basis to the School Supply markets, Arts & Crafts, and Stationery/Office Supply stores. Now, a good portion of new business growth is derived from custom imprinting for corporate clients and state and local government recycling centers incorporating custom logos, text, and messaging.

MANUFACTURING PROCESS
TreeSmart experienced many challenges in developing a high-quality pencil made from recycled newspaper during its initial start-up. Today, however, you can enjoy quality TreeSmart® pencils that incorporate the following features and benefits:

• Whole newspaper sheets are rolled around HB high-quality #2 graphite.
• TreeSmart® recycles English newspapers.
• No mulching or mixing with toxic recycling chemicals.
• A special adhesive formula is used to bind the newsprint together into a cohesive core trunk that is as hard as wood.
• They sharpen easily, just like wood – most of our users tell us they sharpen better and last longer than wood pencils.
• Newsprint images are visible on the pencil surface.
• All pencils are made with high-quality ferrules and latex-free erasers that do not smudge.
• Selective colors for erasers are available upon request.

Other TreeSmart® products in development are:
• color pencils made from rolled up newspapers;
• recycled crayons and coloring pencils and coloring booklets with the messages of Recycling, Endangered Species, science, and Environmental Issues from around the globe;
• school supplies from recycled plastic materials and recycled paper.

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