Reminder about the Pen/Pencil/Marker Recycling Program

Writing Instr PosterWe want to remind you about a recycling program at NES. Last spring we started collecting all brands of writing instruments, including pens, pencils, markers, and highlighters (anything except for crayons).

Look for the large blue round receptacle in the NES lobby clearly marked for writing instruments as well as individual boxes in some of the classrooms. We also have a collection box at the Newbury Town Library.

Not only are we reducing waste going to a landfill, but we also get paid two cents per piece. All proceeds are going towards further green initiatives at NES. To date we have collected over 2000 pieces, earning approximately $40.

This recycling program is through TerraCycle, an upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle packaging and products and repurposes the material into affordable, innovative products. For more information, check out:

Terracycle Writing Instruments Brigade