Eco-Friendly Markers Turn Your Whiteboard Green


Do you love the smell of markers in the morning? Not anymore. There’s a reusable marker on the market that’s removing the toxic smell of traditional whiteboard markers and doing a whole lot more for the environment, too.

Auspen reusable whiteboard markers are non-toxic, recyclable and — if you use whiteboard markers regularly — cheaper over the long haul.

While offices and schools will be attracted to the money savings of reusable whiteboard markers, here at GreenWorld365 we appreciate the eco-friendly aspect of the Auspen kit. Here are the top reasons that switching to Auspens is the greener choice for your whiteboard:

Non-toxic ink has an ultra low odor to reduce indoor toxins

Refillable inks means that Auspens can be used over and over again. In fact, according to the company, the Auspen Starter Kit with 6 pens is equal to approximately 246 disposable markers.

It’s a double-whammy of recycling. The pen barrels are made from recycled aluminum and they can be recycled again at the end of their usefulness.

The folks over at EcoSmart World were kind enough to send GreenWorld365 a set of Auspen Eco-Friendly Whiteboard Markers so that we could test them for ourselves.

I put these reusable markers through a typical work-week and have been truly pleased with the results. The ink is vibrant and exudes smoothly from the tips. The pen nibs have a finer point than many disposable whiteboard markers. If you find the nib breaking down after use, it can even be flipped over for longer wear.

I found it a pleasure to write with these pens, they flowed so nicely over the board that my normal chicken scrawl became slightly more legible. Of course, it might also be that fewer fumes left me free to concentrate on proper handwriting techniques.

All jokes aside, disposable whiteboard markers are a sort of “silent killer” when it comes to waste in offices and schools. They’re an often overlooked detail, but these small details contribute to the larger problem of toxic waste in landfills. Switching to a reusable whiteboard pen is an eco-friendly option for any organization that is trying to reduce their footprint.

At about $49.95 for the starter kit, Auspens will cost a bit more upfront. But, for those that share the larger vision of lowering indoor pollutants and keeping unnecessary items out of landfills, then the unexpected reward is money saved on office supplies.

About Barbara Holbrook

Barbara lives in Southern California where she writes about technology, design and smart ways to go green.


  1. Hi Barbara,
    Thanks for the great product review! Thought I’d let you and your readers know that the AusPen kit is now priced at $49.95! Glad you’re enjoying your refillable markers!

  2. Jamie Goodman says:

    Can you tell us what the ink is made of? Dry eraser ink ,even the non-toxic kind contains nuerotoxins. Is this different?

Speak Your Mind

Connect with Facebook