No Trees were harmed in the making of these pencils. These novel wood-free pencils are made from your daily newspaper. The recycled paper is tightly rolled around the graphite (lead) with super strength and are 100% eco-friendly. 2B pencils are smooth to write with and easy to sharpen. In India alone, we consume around 15-18 billion pencils each year and that comes at a grave cost of 7 Million trees annually. These trees can be saved by repurposing old newspapers into pencils.