Recycle Pens and Crisp Packets at School! | Streatham & Clapham High School

Recycle Pens and Crisp Packets at School!

We have set up two new fantastic recycling initiatives to offer opportunities for pupils and families to get involved.

Recycling crisp packets
Crisp packets are an item that cannot be recycled in your usual recycling bins at home. We are supporting a crisp packet project in South London who will give a second life to crisp packets by transforming them into much-needed survival blankets and items for the homeless.

Before you place your crisp packets into our collection box, please wash them in hot soapy water, cut them open and lay in the box flat. This makes the making and processing for the charity a lot quicker and so much more effective.

Recyling Pens
Please bring in all your pens that no longer work, as these are another item that cannot be recycled in your usual recycling bins at home. We have partnered with Terracycle in order to send these to an organisation who can ensure these finished pens do not go to landfill, nor contaminate mixed recycling collections.

These are the pens you can bring in: all writing instruments (except for wooden pencils and chalk) are accepted, any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid pot, correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition. (We cannot accept glue sticks, erasers, rulers or other cutting objects that could disturb the recycling process. Please be careful not to include any of those items.)

The separate collection boxes for pens and crisp packets are located:

  • opposite L4 and U3 lockers
  • at the bottom of the main staircase near the Learning Support department
  • at the entrance to the Millennium building
  • in the cafĂ© of the Sixth form Centre.

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