Recycling centre
Have you heard that Terracycle have recently introduced a new recycling scheme for writing implements? They’ve partnered with Bic and will accept any branded plastic pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, mechanical pencil, correction fluid bottle (empty of course). These items will be sorted, their different materials separated, be processed into small pellets and then made into new (recycled) products!

Recycled writing pens

This is such an easy program for people to participate in. You can set up a public collection point at your children’s school, your workplace or community group. Not only is it encouraging people to divert waste from landfill, schools or charities can earn money. I reckon this form of fundraising is far superior to selling chocolates!

Pen recycling

So what can you do at home?

Well we’ve set up our own mini recycling centre to act as our collection point for our pens and textas and also a range of other waste materials that can be recycled separately to the kerbside recycling collection. You’re probably aware of various groups that collect bread tags and bottle tops and that dead batteries can be recycled via Aldi. But it can get a bit overwhelming!

Recycled items

Here’s my simple “how to” guide to set up your own recycling centre!

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