Zero Waste Home: The fountain pen


Am back at the decluttering helm again and am sorting out all the stationery in this house.  Oh man!  I am getting a big bag together to give away and am banning myself from buying any until I have used up what I have now.  I know - rocket science again.  But really, it's amazing how these very simple concepts just get forgotten in the dazzle of the shops!

So - amongst the drawers I have already been through, I dug out my mum's fountain pen which she gave to me and two pots of purple ink.  I am very fond of fountain pens.  When I was in fifth grade, once we had proved we could write nicely, we "graduated" to fountain pens.  Although I hold my pen in a vice-like grip and thus always got covered in ink, I still have fond memories.

This is what I will be writing with from now on.  It's a bladder fountain pen, so there is no need for cartridges, although I will have to think of something to do with the pots once they are empty.  They are glass, so can be recycled, but still.... candles perhaps?   Containers for ....something...hm.  Somewhere around, I also have my grandfather's Parker set - maybe there is a mechanical pencil and a ball point pen...I shall dig them out too and from now on eschew the use of disposable writing instruments.

Baby steps, baby steps....


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