The state of recycling
Australia has come a long way with regards to our recycling capabilities, but we’ve still got a decent way to go. It can still be very hard to recycle small items in sorting facilities, such as pen parts! 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!
How to dispose
Disassemble the pens after use
We've made some guides on how to disassemble Earth, Clicker or Highlighter via TikTok.
Split the paper and plastic
The packaging your pens came in is perfect to store all your plastic or paper parts in!
Place all paper in recycling bin
Pop all the paper straight in your recycling bin, no need to store them up!
Recycle your plastic
You can recycle through your local council (if it allows), Officeworks Green Hub, TerraCycle or through our return scheme (below).
Our pen plastic return scheme
We try to encourage closed-loop recycling as much possible, to achieve this, we recommend utilising Terracycle's disposal facilities located around Australia and the rest of the world. If you are not close to a facility, we offer a return service where we will dispose of the remaining plastic into our own Terracycle bin here at the eco pen club office.
If you would like to use our return service:
Get all your plastic together
Our packaging is a great place to store your disassembled plastic parts. Once the box is full or close to full, you are ready for the next stage!
To save carbon emissions, please wait until you have a reasonable amount to send over, or alternatively, use an Officeworks if nearby.
Print your return label
Fill in this form and we'll send you a return label within a day or two
Pop it in the post
Stick the label on the box and pop in the post! Auspost offsets all carbon production too!
We'll dispose of it correctly
Once we receive your plastic, we'll pop them in our TerraCycle recycling bin.