How can we recycle ballpoint pens or gel pens when they no longer work?
Consider these scenarios:
1) Cartridge is empty. What we see now is ONLY a plastic stick with a ball point there.
2) Cartridge still has ink left. It may be dried out or the pen refuses to write for other reasons.
Assume the plastic is non-biodegradable.
Can the ball points be recycled and re-used in manufacturing?
Can the ink be recycled? Is there anything like compostable-plastic ink?