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NZAC Joins Terracycle – Writing Instrument Recycling

pens writing instruments

The NZAC National Office has joined Terracyle’s partnership with BIC for their ‘Writing Instrument Recycling Programme‘.  Due to there being a drop-off depot close to the Club’s National Office already we are collecting and taking items to that location in the XCHC Cafe close by. See the above programme link for acceptable items  (check the kids felt pen collections – they don’t have to be BIC products) and feel free to drop them into the office next time you are passing, or directly to the Cafe. Should an opening come up for NZAC to support its own charity of choice we are waitlisted for our own depot. In the meantime, we are doing our bit to recycle what would previously have gone to landfill from the office.

Funds raised go to The Conscious Club which is a non-profit organisation that organise sustainable and ethical events in Christchurch the money goes towards organising events that raise awareness and social and environmental issues. There is a black bin as you walk in the cafe, but if you ask the staff at the cafe he will point you in the right direction. The Club office has a box on the ground floor at reception 6/6 Raycroft St, Waltham.


What is TerraCycle?

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the “non-recyclable.” Whether it’s coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses across 20 different countries. With your help, we are able to divert millions of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators each month. See this link to find drop-off locations near you. Terracycle drop-off locations in New Zealand.

For our Australian members, here is the locator map to find who is recycling in your region, or to join the programme (note loads slowly) Terracycle drop-off locations in Australia

Posted: 07/11/19

Posted By: Margaret McMahon