Monday, September 26, 2011

Saving money with refillable whiteboard markers

Thousands of educators, office workers and organizations that use whiteboard markers are saving money with refillable markers.

When customers contact EcoSmart Products to re-order dry-erase ink or new nibs for their refillable whiteboard markers, many of them say they have been using the same markers for years. When I asked a teacher recently if she was a new customer, she laughed and said she's been using the same markers for 3 years. Her order? A few bottles of refill ink ($7.95 each) and a pack of new tips for her markers ($12.50 for 10 double-tipped nibs). When we finished the order and said goodbye, I think she really meant it!

While AusPen markers are comparable in cost to regular disposable markers (Expo brand, etc), a purchase of these refillable markers means no more marker purchase. The cost of refilling the markers is significantly less expensive than constantly purchasing new markers. The AusPen marker and bottle of refill ink system costs approximately 29 cents per marker - saving about 75% off the price of regular disposable markers.

Imagine spending 75% less on your market budget at your workplace? Refillable markers make good money sense. No longer just an innovative product for those going green, refillable whiteboard markers help you keep your green!

To find out more about refillable whiteboard markers, and to place an order, visit

Friday, September 9, 2011

A Case for Eco-Friendly Dry-Erase Markers

The way we see it at EcoSmart Products, there are at least 3 major problems with regular dry-erase markers.

First, the moment a marker is uncapped, noxious smells and harmful toxins are released. Xylene? Toluene? Why are we using neurotoxins in our office supplies? (Headaches and brain fog, anyone?)

Second, the amount of waste associated with discarded single-use dry-erase markers is astounding. Since these markers are not recyclable, they are sent to their local landfill where they will stay for a very looong time.

Finally, the markers are always running out, which leads us to our third pain point: the expense.

Now here’s a look at AusPen eco-friendly markers. They are made of 100% post-consumer recycled materials, the ink is certified non-toxic, and they are refillable. When a marker starts to fade, a few drops of ink can be added into the marker barrel and it’s as good as new. By refilling your markers, AusPens are approximately 75% less expensive than disposable markers.
Fill your pen, not your landfill
Find out more about why thousands of people who use dry-erase markers have switched to AusPen eco-friendly markers: