A New York design group does right by writing with a biodegradable ballpoint.
BY LOREN YANDOC
One of the most ecologically friendly practices today, paper recycling has made an incredible impact on the preservation and protection of our environment. With the material we write on having made such sustainable strides, it’s about time that the material we write with be given an eco-upgrade of its own.
Enter the DBA 98 pen. A full 98 percent biodegradable, the pen features a sleek injection-molded casing, which, virtually indistinguishable from traditional plastic, is actually derived from potatoes. The water-based ink is similarly composed of food-grade ingredients, and even the packaging is entirely recycled and recyclable. The revolutionary writing instrument uses chlorine-free, locally sourced materials, leaving only the rollerball nib to account for the non-biodegradable two percent. The pen makes its Hamptons debut this summer, retailing as a three-pack ($9) at wellNest. 125 Main St., Sag Harbor