Refillable Markers: An Important Step in Going Green in Schools and Offices

During my university days, refillable coffee cups hit the campus in a big way. It was a product that made sense. Using a refillable mug for our daily java would reduce unnecessary waste and save valuable resources.

It seems passe now to point out the benefits of reuseable mugs, but this generation is going green by rethinking a wide range of everyday office products and school supplies. Case in point: refillable markers are quickly replacing the regular plastic dry-erase markers for the whiteboard.


In today’s green schools and offices, EcoSmart’s refillable markers are the environmentally-responsible choice for writing on whiteboards. If the pen is mightier than the sword, then this eco-friendly product is writing with a powerful message. Small products can make a significant impact.


Just one EcoSmart marker and a Refill Ink bottle will save dozens of plastic markers from hitting the landfills, where they would not biodegrade in even distant future. The accumulation of markers saved in one school or company amounts to hundreds of disposable markers per year.


One ESL school calculates that it saved 1,500 pounds of markers over two years (press release here).


But the benefit of EcoSmart’s markers extends beyond its ability to be refilled over and over again. The marker itself is made out of recycled aluminum and can be recycled at the end of its exceptionally long life. Another feature not to be overlooked is that the ink in EcoSmart markers is non-toxic, free of solvents such as xylene and toluene that can cause nausea, dizziness, brain fog or trigger asthma.


In a school or work environment where efforts are being made to reduce, reuse and recycle (are there any who would not stake this claim?), the products being used in that space matter. They complete a story, the story of the values and aspirations of the people of that place. And it seems clear: a recycled, refillable, non-toxic pen is definitely mightier than the sword.

Here's a video on How to Refill Your EcoSmart Markers:


.“We love finding ways to be more responsible with the companies and products we support and we were excited to find EcoSmart Products.

-D. Harvey, business owner

"EcoSmart markers just keep on writing and writing and writing..."

-G. Spear, teacher

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