Designed for Carlo Ratti Associati's drawing robot Scribit, the Scribit Pen is made of natural fibers and water-based edible ink and it's a concept that could potentially introduce the world's first fully compostable marker pen. The compostable marker pen is designed to break down in a matter of six months, and it is housed in a barrel made of either reusable wood, bioplastic or anodized aluminum.
With the design of the Scribit Pen, the Carlo Ratti Associati team recognizes that billions of markers are sent to the landfill each year. To support a circular economy, the team says, "we arrived at the innovative concept to create a cartridge that can be separated from the barrel, we tested a large amount of organic fibres in order to produce the biodegradable cartridge with the optimal performance."
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