ÁRBOL – Recycling writing tools
Proyecto ÁRBOL collects discarded writing instruments from all over the Canary Islands, with collection boxes placed close to where the waste is most commonly generated, e.g. in schools, offices, etc.
The waste is incorporated into the TerraCycle-BIC programme where writing instruments become raw materials for manufacturing new objects such as flowerpots, benches and other urban furniture.
Initially a short-term project, Proyecto ÁRBOL has now secured dedicated funding to develop ongoing awareness-raising activities such as talks, workshops, educational centres, etc. and continue to collect writing materials to create new products with them.