Couple sells 16,000 eco-friendly pencils to reduce felling of trees
14, Oct 2019, 2:40 PM IST
Moved by the plight of trees being cut, the garbage issue and the city's environment taking a beating, an Indian couple who had settled in Jakarta, Indonesia, moved back to city to save trees.
The couple Akshata Bhadranna and Rahul Pagad, who have learnt that about 6 million trees are cut to make about 15 million pencils, began their initiative to make paper and flower seed-based pencils. So far, the couple have sold 16,000 pencils and are hopeful of roping in a few schools and institutions to spread information and awareness about trees and the impact of using eco-friendly alternatives.
The couple also hold eco-friendly meets where people of similar mindset meet and discuss problems in attempts to resolve environmental issues.