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Recycling Old Markers and Crayons
Recycling Old Markers and Crayons
Peggy Petersen
Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Elementary Student Council is excited to announce that they are going to be coordinating two recycling programs in our schools that will help to reduce landfill waste and the pollution of our planet.  

The first program is the Crayola ColorCycle Program.  The ColorCycle program has repurposed more than 70 tons of expended markers in the United States and Canada since 2013 and uses the most advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.  For this program we will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded.  Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house - even non-Crayola brands/Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included.  Drop off containers will be located in elementary classrooms, and the school offices at the Viborg and Hurley buildings.  

The second program that our students will be working on is the Crayon Initiative because crayons belong in children's hands, not in landfills.  We are asking people to donate their used and unwanted crayons to kids in need.  The Crayon Initiative is a charitable organization that recycles crayons and distributes them to children's hospitals.  You can support this cause by dropping your used and unwanted crayons in our collection boxes at either school office.  We encourage you to become a crayon advocate and share your colors.  

Thank you in advance for helping us recycle.