TreeSmart Eco-Friendly Recycled School/Office Supplies Review & #Giveaway


When it comes to school and office supplies, there are a ton of them available. Recently, I have begun thinking more about recycled supplies and incorporating them into our house/school supply collection.  So, I am really grateful to be given the option to try out TreeSmart!

About TreeSmart (source:

TreeSmart® is dedicated to the idea that all of us are responsible to our environment. We must promote the wise use of all our global natural resources. Everyone is interested in doing his or her part in protecting our planet.
Since 1998, TreeSmart® has been making ROLLED-UP RECYCLED NEWSPAPER PENCILS.
Headquartered in the beautiful Pacific Northwest United States, TreeSmart began importing raw pencil cores with finished pencil assembly in the U.S. The first 6-8 years were devoted to perfecting quality control issues and fine-tuning the manufacturing processes before launching our first national marketing program in 2003. We opened on-line shopping through the website shortly thereafter.
The company initially began shipping on a nationwide basis to the School Supply markets, Arts & Crafts, and Stationery/Office Supply stores. Now, a good portion of new business growth is derived from custom imprinting for corporate clients and state and local government recycling centers incorporating custom logos, text, and messaging.
TreeSmart experienced many challenges in developing a high-quality pencil made from recycled newspaper during its initial start-up. Today, however, you can enjoy quality TreeSmart® pencils that incorporate the following features and benefits:

• Whole newspaper sheets are rolled around HB high-quality #2 graphite.
• TreeSmart® recycles English newspapers.
• No mulching or mixing with toxic recycling chemicals.
• A special adhesive formula is used to bind the newsprint together into a cohesive core trunk that is as hard as wood.
• They sharpen easily, just like wood – most of our users tell us they sharpen better and last longer than wood pencils.
• Newsprint images are visible on the pencil surface.
• All pencils are made with high-quality ferrules and latex-free erasers that do not smudge.
• Selective colors for erasers are available upon request.
Other TreeSmart® products in development are:
• color pencils made from rolled up newspapers;
• recycled crayons and coloring pencils and coloring booklets with the messages of Recycling, Endangered Species, science, and Environmental Issues from around the globe;
• school supplies from recycled plastic materials and recycled paper.

SMM Review

TreeSmart sent us the following supplies:
Immediately upon opening the package, I really liked how the items are packaged.  The colored pencils are in very sturdy tubes that are fun and easy for little ones to open and take pencils in and out.  I gave the 7" pencils to Big N. and mini colored pencils to Little A.  They both were excited at the tubes as well and easily opened them and started "coloring".  The 7" pencils were a good size for Big N. as in Pre-K he is learning the correct way to hold and use a pencil.  After he picked out and tested a few colors, I showed him how to use the recycled paper ruler to make straight lines.  Big N. happens to really love things that are in order and loved the idea of being able to draw lines with the ruler.  The ruler is again the perfect size for him and it is really sturdy.  He easily managed to hold it with one hand and draw a line with the other.  As for Little A., she loved the mini pencils!  Of course, being almost two her favorite part was taking the pencils in and out of the tube, but she did also like using them on the paper.  It was great that I could give her the tube and she could easily take out the colors she wanted and then put them back without hardly any assistance.  These pencils are the perfect size for her little hands to grasp and use.
Additionally, we received several of the newspaper pencils and a recycled case to keep them in.  The pencils have a really nice look to them and they are sturdy.  I have actually taken a few to work with me and they are much better than the standard #2 pencils I had been using.  The case is hard and easily holds quite a few pencils and the ruler.

Overall, I highly recommend these products for any school, office or home collection! It's great that they are so sturdy, easy to use and durable, as well as affordable!  Of course with the added bonus of them being recycled and environmentally friendly, these are definitely worth purchasing!  They would make great gifts as well for the kids, coworkers, or teachers in your life!

Learn More/Purchase: You can learn more about TreeSmart products and start purchasing today on their website!

Win: Enter below to win a TreeSmart prize pack featuring a 24 pack of newspaper pencils, a tube of colored pencils, and a ruler! Open to U.S residents only.  Giveaway ends 11:59pm CST on 10/9/13.

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  1. I love the Mini Color Pencils in Tube!!! So cute! and easy to carry around for on the go mommies

  2. My favorite would be the 7" color pencils in tube. My 5 year old daughter loves to draw and color and that would be perfect for her. :)

  3. Mini Color Pencils in Tube my daughter would love them

  4. I need to win this one because I LOVE IT! & Jac would love it even more! !!

  5. I love the Student Art and School Set, my 9 year old son would LOVE to win it!!

  6. Mini Colorbook, and Pencil Set My 9 year old would it!


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