Organic. Local. Hand Crafted. That’s what business owner, Zoe, of Byron Bay Gifts is all about. On the website, you’ll find everything from beautiful baby shower gift boxes and business hampers, to non-toxic, vegan, nail polish! The gift pack she sent me had a very cute little baby book, by a local writer. A bar of local hand made soap that smells and feels divine. And a wooden teething toy that smells so good that I’ve sniffed it quite a few times. I almost feel like trying it out myself! I love that the products she sources are from the Northern Rivers area (that’s near Byron Bay, Australia in case you’re reading this from far away). If I have to buy something for a baby shower a Christmas party or to pamper a friend, or something like that… I know where I’ll be placing my oder.
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One day at work, I did something I’ve done countless times before. I wrote something on the whiteboard, realized the whiteboard marker was dying, and I chucked the whiteboard marker in the garbage. Having a marker that doesn’t work well on my board is my pet peeve. Especially because the board itself is very clean and easy to write on (see https://www.3-form.com/products/collection/writeable-surfaces to view different writeable surfaces). So, I threw yet another marker away. That whiteboard marker will go to a landfill, where it will sit there for the next 5,000 years. While this problem is not usually associated with white board paint, it is true that whiteboard markers are not necessarily environmentally friendly.
“What a waste…” I thought. I went searching for a solution, and found AusPen. AusPen is an Australian owned small business and they make awesome reusable whiteboard markers.
AusPen estimates that,
…In America alone, there are around 400,000,000 white board markers thrown out by schools, universities and other learning institutions each year?
And, in Australia, where I live, they estimate that the figure is about 40,000,000.
Imagine how many whiteboard markers that is if you add the rest of the world! Now, imagine a mountain of whiteboard markers that’s half a billion markers high?! Every. Year. Yikes!
These are the things about AusPen whiteboard markers that I totally love. I wish every person in every school, university or business had a pack of these. Read the rest of this entry