Necessity is the mother of invention. What happens when a certain invention has the power to become a necessity?
In their fight against the use of use of use-and-throw plastic pens widely available and bought by students from the market, six students from Tamil Nadu’s Panchayat Union Middle School, Pudupalayam, have designed an eco-friendly use-and-throw pen.
Designed for the National Science Congress, Dhanraj, Danush, Manojkumar, Jothipriya, Sankar, and Tamilselvan built the organic pen with help from their teacher S. Dinesh reported The Hindu.
While the body of the pen is built from plantain leaf, papaya leaf stem, coconut leaf and castor stem, a nib is fixed at one end of the stem. The other end is sealed using maida starch which holds the ink.
Students at Panchayat Union Middle School have been using these organic pens for a long time now.
The young inventors ensured the pen can be used for a few months before being discarded. Even discarding the pen is in no vain, since it turns into organic manure later.
The report mentions that the Tamil Nadu Science Forum has already reviewed the pen, and it will soon be submitted for the National Science Congress 2017.
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