As part of Earth Week, UNMC and The Nebraska Medical Center will launch a special program for employees to recycle defunct writing instruments today.
Employees can request "Terracycle" bins for their departments by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next time your pen explodes or your Sharpie runs out of ink, place it in a TerraCycle bin. When the bin is full, email email@example.com again for a pre-paid shipping label.
Terracycle will convert the empty writing instruments and packaging into other fun and innovative products. All types of used/defunct writing instruments can be collected, ranging from pens to dry erase markers. The only item that is not accepted is "White-Out."
TerraCycle will donate two cents back to the hospital/university for every writing instrument that is collected.