Mechanical Pencils. By: Mary Sumner K. And Felix S. Design.
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By: Mary Sumner K.
First they make barrels that are made from plastic, though sometimes rubber is used. Then, a mold is created, and from there machines are used to duplicate this mold as many times as they need to.
Also, in the making of a pencil is the mechanical action itself. It is designed out of metal, working on a spring system. When a button is pressed, this spring pushes the lead forward, and then pushing back so the lead is locked into place.
Then things like graphite and erasers are added to the pencil before it is placed in packaging and shipped off to stores.
Depending on how much you write it will last for a different amount of time. If you write every single day, it should last about one month per pencil. The softer that you use it, the longer it will last. It also depends on which brand the pencil is.
In Mechanical pencils metal is used to make things such as springs. Springs are put in a mechanical pencil so that when you press the button to get more led the spring compresses and feeds out the led.
The packaging for mechanical pencils depends on which company you buy them from. For BIC they use plastic. So all 8 pencils are isolated I a plastic bag. Once the individual packs are finished they ship the pencils to stores across the globe in cardboard boxes.
Mechanical Pencils must be sold to be used. And in order to sell it must be distributed to stores like office max, office depot and staples. The manufacturing plant is in Century Corners Pkwy, Euclid, Ohio. So to transport the mechanical pencils from Ohio to Michigan is not that far away, but it still gives off Co2 .
A mechanical pencil can be reused a lot because all you have to do is put in more lead.
There are places where you can go to recycle them. You take the materials to the plant and they will recycle it.