Looking for a fun way to get your children involved in Earth Day all year long? Gather your old plastic coloring and/or writing utensils and RECYCLE! The Crayola Recycle Program is free and easy to use. It was created in 2013 as part of the GoGreen Initiative as a result of their mass production. Each year Crayola produces over 500 million plastic type products and in return they accept all brands of plastic markers, highlighters, and/or dry erase markers to be recycled! These recycled products are being turned into clean diesel fuel which is utilized by construction industries. This program is an important step saving the planet, so instead of tossing those old dried up markers send them to school with your children. Only an estimated 8-9 % of plastic is recycled in the United States. Let us take a stance together and increase the rate of recycled plastic.
By using this recycling program you can help eliminate hundreds of tons of plastic entering landfills and oceans each year. It is available across the United States and some parts of Canada. Find out if your local school is involved in this great program or visit: https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle/sign-in.aspx to register your school! Today, an estimated 600 schools are active participants.