30 Aug 2019

New programme to recycle pens and stationery

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:35 pm on 30 August 2019

Plastic bags are no more, straws are next in line, and most workplaces and homes are looking for ways to recycle properly. 

But have you ever thought about pens? Most of us use them until we lose them. And traditionally, if they are chucked away, they just end up in landfill. Until now.

A new programme has launched in New Zealand today, a partnership between stationery company BIC and recycling company TerraCycle, to make pens, markers, and highlighters 100 percent recyclable.

Daria Romanos from TerraCycle is here to explain how it works. 

Kereu Primary school students test a new recycling programme

Kereu Primary school students test a new recycling programme Photo: TerraCycle

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