We’ve had a few questions about how to dispose of your pens, so we’re here to let you know how to make your pen footprint as small as possible!
Australia has come a long way with regards to our recycling capabilities, but we’ve still got a long way to go. It can still be very hard to find recycling bins, let alone the correct ones for small items such as pieces of pens! This is one of the reasons why we’ve produced our pens with as much paper as possible. The paper parts of our pens are 100% biodegradable and can be composted- simple!
To give the rest of your pen the best chance at being 100% recycled, make sure you fully disassemble the different parts of the pen. Why? Because even though 100% of our pens are recyclable, different recycling plant technology and sorting facilities vary from state to state and this means that there is a chance that still-assembled pens may not be fully recycled.
If you have a bit more time on your hands, and access to one, we recommend that you find a Terracycle bin. You can place all of the plastic and metal parts into one of those. Terracycle is an absolutely groundbreaking recycling company who specialise in recycling items that are usually hard to recycle.
Ordered an Eco Pen and don’t have a Terracycle near you? We’ve got you! Reach out to us and we will personally pay for the shipping of the plastic and metal parts of your pen to the nearest Terracycle waste box.
To learn more about our disposal, see here