What do you use to write with? Are you an 'any pen will do' person? Do you have a specific type of pen you like? Or do you just have one pen that you use and love (and no-one can touch it!). While I've always wanted a fountain pen, but as a leftie, I was always put off getting one because I worried about the 'smudge factor'. But recently I got sick of being surrounded by crappy, plastic pens and decided to buy a basic @lamy_official fountain pen and it's awesome!
Fountain pens and other (long term) reusable writing instruments were the norm until a few decades ago, but these items have been swept up by our disposable culture and while not single-use, have become another item that is cheap and meaningless and too casually thrown away.
My pen is not 100% zero waste - nothing truly is - the ink bottle will need to be recycled and parts of the pen are plastic, but it is something that I will last if I care for it. The more we can connect with and value what's in our life, the less we will feel the need to overfill it.
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