Pens and pencils are an important part of being able to do and study Kumon. However, what happens when that favourite pencil or ball pen breaks or runs out ink? Throw it in the trash? Now, instead of throwing out your unusable stationary you can recycle it!
Project S.A.V.E. (Sustaining And Valuing the Environment), an environmental group of environmentally passionate S.F.U students, has set up a box for collecting your unusable writing instruments at First Avenue Kumon. At the end of each month, the items are then collected and delivered to their sponsor, Staples, where it is then shipped to a recycling company called Terracycle. Terracycle then recycles the writing instruments into new products, such as garbage bins or playgrounds, keeping your unusable writing instruments out of the landfills.
Writing instruments accepted include: mechanical pencils, pens, pen caps, highlighters, markers, and marker caps. Permanent markers and permanent marker caps are also accepted for recycling.
Please let our friendly front desk staff know if you need to recycle your writing instruments so they can assist you.