Recycle Pen Tips
Once the ink cartridge is empty, remove from the main body of the pen and dismantle all pen components, including the stainless steel nib. Clean any parts if necessary. Store the stainless steel nib in a place where you can collect up more over time, to then send back to us for recycling using our return address listed below. The main body of the pen can be placed in your compost bin to breakdown over a matter of months, allowing full completion of the product's lifecycle.
Return address: 442 St Georges Road South, Hastings, 4130, NZ
How To Compost
Ensure a solid structure / foundation to build you compost pile in. DIY is best so you can decide the size and of course feel more accomplished, alternatively ready made compost bins can be purchased. Ensure your compost is in a spot that will receive plenty of sun, as temperature is important.
We recommend starting with a few heaped piles of rich organic matter, easily sourced from a composting facility with ready made compost, or a garden shop. Once you have a foundation of organic matter, begin adding your own blend of garden mulch and leaves, plus a carbon layer which includes your fruit and vegetable scraps, coffee grinds, egg shells and grass clippings. Avoid foods like meat scraps and bread.
As your composting progresses, ensure you are adding scraps and matter in a layered approach and spreading it around. Alternate garden and grass clippings with food scraps to ensure a balance of carbon and nitrogen.
Keep your compost covered with a secured lid. This serves multiple purposes - it ensures heat and temperature is maintained to allow matter to breakdown faster, protection from exposed conditions, and secured access from pests and rodents.
It is good to add water to your compost now and again, while mixing and turning the heap. This does two things; it maintains both moisture and heat levels which in turn keeps micro-organisms and insects happy and thriving. Just remember, add water little but often. Too much can compromise the bacterial environment which you have built up overtime.