7 months Cebu-based business creates, sells ‘plantable’ pencils MB
By MB Online In a bid to help lessen global warming and raise awareness about the environment, a Cebu-based startup developed a pencil that can grow into plants. Eco Hub Cebu, the firm that innovated the plantable pencils, said one can grow plants from it by simply placing the stub on moist soil. They said the product is no different to regular pencils, except that its tail end is a “gelatin capsule” that contains plant seeds instead of an eraser enclosed in a metal case. The capsules of each pencil are preservative-free, non-genetically modified organism (GMO) allergen-free, and gluten-free. The ... more