Would it be better or worse for the environment to eliminate all pencils from this planet? I think the answer is obvious. We'd save a few trees, eliminate the #3 pollutant in the world (rubber tip erasers) and also greatly reduce the waste that goes into manufacturing pencil sharpeners, both the hand held and desktop varieties.
I don't think I've used a pencil in 12 years.
I'm not saying I care more about the environment than you, I'm just implying it.
So go ahead pencil users, destroy Uncle Earth. As for me, I'll spend my day not killing nearly extinct wildlife.
Good day to you...
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