Terracycle – Writing Instruments Recycling

We have signed up to Terracycle, a recycling company for hard-to-recycle waste. The programme we are signed up to is for ‘writing instruments’ and our school is now a ‘BIC Community Champion’ meaning others can come and drop off their used writing equipment.

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Accepted waste in this programme: All writing instruments (except for wooden pencils and chalk) are accepted : Any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid pot, correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition.

Note that we do not accept glue sticks, erasers, rulers or other cutting objects that could disturb the recycling process. Please be careful not to include any of those items.

Once collected, the writing instruments are separated by material composition, cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

Terracycle boxes have now been placed in various areas around the school for students to dispose of their used equipment.

Thank you for your support.