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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