These green TreeSmart pencils might not look like anything out of the ordinary, but they have an incredible back story that will make you happy just to be writing with them. The Recycled Newspaper Pencils (24 pack) were made using post-consumer recycled newspaper instead of wood. Yesterday's news becomes today's pencils with this great, eco-friendly set. The wood in these pencils sharpens and performs just as well as any other pencil you've ever known, the only difference being that these pencils are even more environmentally responsible. Eco-friendly and Made in the USA!!