Carlo Ratti Associati designs “world’s first” fully compostable marker pen | Dezeen


Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) has designed a concept for a compostable marker pen comprising natural fibres and a water-based, edible ink that would break down within six months.

The Scribit Pen comprises a barrel made from a choice of either wood, bioplastic or anodised aluminium, which is designed for repeated use.

This holds a nib and cartridge made from natural fibres including sawdust, hemp fibres, polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) ā€“ a polymer that is used to produce biodegradable plastic ā€“ and lignin.

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