Why do people collect pens

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Until when does the promotion run?

Until the end of 2018. In order not to spread unnecessary stress, there will be no fixed deadline. However, we ask all collection points to send in the pens they have collected by the end of January 2019.

How do you know which program belongs to the WGT?

When you have a good 20 kg together, send us an email to [email protected] and we will send you a free return label. The package is assigned to the World Day of Prayer on the basis of the barcode. We will then receive one cent for each pen sent in. Attention: Each return label can only be used once.

What are the requirements for shipping?

Maximum size: 120cm x 60cm x 60cm
Minimum weight: 20 kg
Maximum weight: 31 kg

What happens to the empty writing implements and correction materials when they arrive at TerraCycle?

The writing instruments arrive at the recycling partner - there they are weighed to determine the number of units sent in. The corresponding donation will be credited to our WGT project.
The old pens are then first crushed, ink and other liquids are removed and then melted down to make plastic balls that can be used for the production of new plastic products. For example for upcycling in order to be processed into watering cans or pen holders.

Who is the sponsor of the donation campaign?

BIC is proud to partner with TerraCycle to facilitate a national recycling program for pens.

When does the World Day of Prayer get the donation?

Terracycle and BIC make donations every six months: in June, for all amounts collected between November and April and in December, for all amounts collected between May and October.

How is the donation credited to World Day of Prayer?

We are only credited with a WGT of 1 cent per writing instrument or correction material for items that weigh at least 20 kg. One unit (pen or correction device) is calculated with an average weight of 10g.


How do I know how many pens my collection team has sent in?

We regularly update the homepage and send the general donation status of the pen collection program via our e-mail distribution list.
Send us an email to [email protected] Then we will be happy to inform you about the donation status at your collection point.