Pencils are PALL, cheaper, don´t need replacing so often, great for note taking, shopping lists etc. And they don´t leak in my bag!
I also quite enjoy sharpening a pencil. Strange as that may sound…
These were plastic free as they came in a cardboard box (I´ve since lost)
I started using pencils a while ago, when my job involved a lot of note taking. But I was dubious… Why? I´ve no idea! As I was use to using pens I suppose, and pens were “normal”. Now, I can honestly say, I don´t like pens that much, they´re a bit scratchie and not so nice to write with.
I much prefer using pencils and have started using them all the time.
I´d been PALL 7 years before I caught on to them, some habits are hard to break, but a simple habit change can save a lot of plastic. Pens break, they run out, I´d loose the lids. I´d loose the pens! Where did they end up? Who knows… I never bought pens, not in the 7 years. Oh no, I just “acquired” them, but someone was buying and replacing the ones I´d end up with. I still have quite a few hanging around, if I need to sign any thing official. Other than that, it´s good ol´ fashioned pencils all the way. (Which, funnily enough, I now seam to “acquire”!)