Yuri Teodorowych

Eco-Friendly DBA Pens Are 98% Biodegradable

by , 04/08/10

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Made from a remarkable 98% biodegradable material, the DBA 98 Pen has been designed and manufactured with a careful eye for detail, beginning with its simple and elegant design. New York-based DBA are quick to note that apart from the roller ball and nib, everything from the cap, to the reservoir, to even the ink it writes with is completely biodegradable and non-toxic.

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The DBA 98‘s casing in particular deserves special mention for being made from a potato-based bio-plastic — not the usual corn starch. Furthermore, the pens boast FSC-certified packaging that is made from 100% recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks. Their clever 3-pack casing is even designed for easy bulk packing and transporting.

In manufacturing the 98, DBA went beyond standard manufacturing companies to partner up with Harbec, which takes advantage of on-site wind turbines and hi-tech equipment, making it one of the most ecologically friendly and sustainable factories in the US. And who ever said being environmentally friendly was expensive? Priced at $8 dollars per three pack, the DBA 98 is quite affordable — especially considering its elegant, environmentally friendly design.

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4 Comments

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  2. DBA April 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Firstly, thank you for your compliments. In regards to the above comment/inquiry:

    The DBA pen is ACMI certified AP Non-toxic. Not only is it lead-free, but further it conforms to the ASTM D 4236 standard of non-toxicity. With respect to biodegradation, the DBA pens have been carefully designed so that they will not begin the process of breaking down until placed in an active microbial environment such as soil or a composting facility.

    Please view our video for further information: http://www.dba-co.com/video

  3. jhankwitz April 11, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Does the roller-ball meet the current CPSIA requirements for lead content so that it can be used by children age 12 and under? Also, how long will thee pens be useable if they start degrading upon manufacture?

  4. Wordlet April 10, 2010 at 7:06 am

    These are my favorite kind of posts here, green stuff that I can buy today, just ordered myself a three-pack to see how they write. :)

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