The body of this smooth ballpoint pen is made in China from fast growing bamboo. The vast root network of bamboo continually sprouts new shoots, pulling in sunlight & greenhouse gases & converting them to new growth - without the need for chemical pesticides. Its refillable with any standard ink cartridge. (Pen has black ink.) The estimated life-cycle carbon emissions for the pen have been offset by the supplier via purchase of verified carbon offsets through Carbon Neutral.