Thursday, 8 April 2010
The Quink Debate: A Step in the Right Direction?
I know that this might not make much of a difference but doesn't every little thing count? It occured to me that I was binning or losing loads of quite expensive biros and fineliners each year and that didn't seem very green or economical. So I invested in a refillable fountain pen and the only thing that I now throw away is a recyclable glass ink bottle once in a blue moon. I've lost one fountain pen in the time since the swap and also had to change a nib after Louis unsuccessfully tried to open a walnut with it! But the expense of replacements does seem to help me focus on taking better care of my possessions. Other people return a pen that is identifiably mine rather than squirrelilng it away in their own bags and I've cut down on my accidental thieving but clearly unsociable tendencies! I'm not saying I never use a disposable pen anymore but I've certainly reduced the number I get through. Oh... and an added bonus is that my handwriting is significantly more legible too!