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.
Shirley Salzwimmer says
The Akron zoo which is located in Akron, Ohio is interested in your recycling program ColorCycle regarding the recycling of dry erase markers , all plastic markers and highlighters. I understand the program is temporarily paused but when it is up and running again, would it be possible to notify us with information regarding this program.
I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
Dear Akron Zoo,
Thank you for checking out our blog! We are always looking for educational topics to post about for our school communities. We would love to add a piece about educational activities offered at your zoo to our blog. This can be any topic of your choice!
We love the Crayola recycle program. It is a great way to reduce and reuse stationary items in our daily lives. Unfortunately, you will need to reach out to Crayola directly for more information on their program and when it may start up again.
We look forward to hearing from you and featuring an article by you on our blog!
The P4SS Team 🙂
Noah Enholm says
The marker’s plastic body and cap make it suitable for recycling and upcycling projects of any kind. Anyone can participate by mailing used markers back to the manufacturers that support recycling or by donating old pens and markers that are still in good condition.
Kevin Schwarz says
T o ehom it may concern:
While not a school, I do work at a large corporation that has downsized offices space signifcantly since the pandemic and we have a number of highlighters, dry-erase markers, sharpies we would like to recycle instead of jsut throowing int the landfill.
Is this a program we could utilize?
It appears as of current the Crayola Recycle Program has been temporarily pur on hold for receiving in shipments. Please reach out to your local recycling center(s)to see if they could accept your supplies. Thank you!