Reducing single use plastic at St Andrew’s – Recycling used pens.

What we are doing in school.

All of our used writing pens, whiteboard markers, highlighters and biros will be collected by classes and every half term we will take our collected pens to our local BIC Terracycle point. Once collected, the writing instruments are separated by material composition, cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be re-moulded to make new recycled products.

How you can help

Collect any used pens at home and bring them into school to put into the class collection tubs.

The scheme recycles any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, gel pen, marker, correction fluid pot, correction tape, mechanical pencil or eraser pen.

To find more information, check out the Terracycle website…

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/the-writing-instruments-brigade-r

Thank you,

Mrs Thomas