BIC's Best in Class Free Recycling Program

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BIC's Best In Class Free Recycling Program is exclusive to preschools, primary schools, high schools, and universities to recycle any brand of used writing instruments for free

Discover Our Recycling Process

Once collected, the used writing instruments are cleaned and separated by material type. The fibres and plastics are recycled into raw formats that manufacturers use to make new products.

Click here to take a virtual tour of our processing facilities.


Did you know that with a BIC® Cristal® pen that only weighs 5.8g, you could write for 3km? Along with several other BIC® writing and colouring instruments the BIC® Cristal® pen received the NF Environment Mark (NF 400) which rewards the best products in terms of quality and environmental impact.