BioPencil is a Peruvian company engaged in the production of 100% eco-friendly pencils, made from algae instead of wood, and designed to encourage greater environmental understanding. BioPencil was created to reduce the impact of global warming and increase environmental and social awareness through the production of 100% eco-friendly pencils. BioPencil aims to become a leading globally recognized company in the manufacturing of eco-friendly pencils, promoting the bioremediation of coastal areas in order to benefit artisanal fishing communities, encouraging the economic inclusion of women over 50 years of age and raising environmental awareness among schoolchildren. The company won the 2014 Environmental Prize, as that year’s best eco-efficient business. The prize is awarded by the Ministry of the Environment. It has also won the Corporate Social Responsibility Prize, awarded by Barcelona Activa.