BIC has partnered with international recycling leader TerraCycle to introduce the BIC® Stationery Recycling Program. Consumers can now send in all brands of pens, markers, mechanical pencils, highlighters, glue sticks, watercolor dispensers and paint sets to be recycled for FREE. The program is also collecting the soft, flexible plastic packaging that some writing instruments are packaged in.
Participation is easy, simply sign up on the TerraCycle program page https://www.terracycle.com/bic and mail in the used items using a prepaid shipping label. Once collected, the waste is cleaned and melted into hard plastic that is remolded to make new recycled products. As an added incentive, for every shipment of used stationery products collected and sent to TerraCycle through this program, collectors earn points that can be donated to a school or charitable organization of their choice.