University of Lynchburg has the Write Stuff

The University of Lynchburg is awarded a Green Grant of $500 for their Recycling project.

Founded in 1903, University of Lynchburg established an Environmental Sustainability Society on campus to find new and innovative ways to promote sustainability in their community. As a collaboration between the English Department and Environmental Science and Sustainability Department, the “Writers Recycle” program will encourage students, faculty, and staff to recycle their writing instruments, which otherwise would be contributing to landfills. They will use their grant to purchase TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes, one of the few companies that accepts pens, pencils, and markers.

The Zero Waste Boxes will be placed around campus, including high traffic areas like the English Department, the Writing Center, and the Library.  Once collected and sent to TerraCycle, the writing instruments are separated by material composition, cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.

We look forward to seeing how many pounds of writing utensils you’ll keep out of the landfill!  Congratulations!