Here is a one of the worlds finest inventions as radical in its time as the computer has been in ours treated as a throwaway piece of rubbish
Not only am I ridding the world of plastic I am reinstating dignity to the much abused pen.

Refillable Fountain Pen

I have bought myself a fountain pen with refillable cartridge. Please note many pens use disposable plastic ink cartridges which defeats the object. DO CHECK!


Fountain pen with reusable ink cartridge.

The pen is from Parker and the body is made (mostly), of stainless steel.As is the nib.
Yes the cartridge thing is plastic but it is reusable.
I have been using this pen for a while now and I like it a lot.

Bought the wrong pen?

If you have got a disposable cartridge pen you may be able to buy a refillable cartridge.  For example this one for Parker Pens. You will need to Google the make of your pen to find out.

Failing that Indestructables have a guide fro refilling throwaway cartridges. Looks time consuming and messy to me but it can be done!


The ink  comes in bottle but they do have  plastic lids. The bottles are  so cute I plan to up-cycle them when I get enough.
I don’t actually do that much writting by hand so that might take some time.

Plastic Alert

Of course the pen  has plastic elements but we don’t boycott all plastics. We think that there are some valid uses for the product ( gasp!! yes I know…you can read our reasons here).


I strongly recommend you buy from a shop. This pen is going to last you a long time! You need to get the feel of it. Besides which, pen shops are lovely.

Though we try to link with business we know we cannot always do this. Then we try to find a similar product on Amazon.
Amazon is a very dirty word at the moment and I thought long and hard before suggesting them.  Heres why I went ahead….. No we are not entirely happy with Amazons recent history. However, we have always found their service to be good and their packaging usually compostable.

If you buy a product via this link we do get an affiliation fee for this. This is not why we do it.

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Biodegradable Cornstarch Pen

But I am bad with pens – years of abusing them can not be wiped out in a moment. Used to loosing them destroying them throwing them away without a backward glance means I am careless.


In the meantime I don’t want to lose my expensive fountain pen so  I have bought some disposable pens – pens that biodegrade. You can read about them here.

They were rubbish so now I  use a pencil…..

Read more about pens & pencils here….


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5 thoughts on “Pen Ink refillable

  1. You mean the fountain pen ink is not biodegradable? or the cornstarch pen ink – or both. Possibly / probabaly not – but not all the products I use are biodegradable. I do in fact use plastic. For example, bottles in the bathroom but I refill them. sane with my washing up liquid. It is the abuse of plastic that gets me. It should not be a one use throw away item. Dont know how I feel about writing or for that matter ink. I like your blog, your work looks interesting x pam

  2. I’m sure that most people don’t think twice about the pens they use!
    I have a fountain pen that I use whenever I write cheques or letters. I also use pencils quite a lot for lists and notes.
    When I’m down to my last couple of biros I’ll think that I’ll buy some of these mad sweet corn ones!
    A good, and thoughtful, entry with an interesting link. Thanks!

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