Thursday, August 13, 2009

Recycle Your Old Crayons!!!


There are many ways to recycle your old crayons, we discussed a few ways in the previous post. You can also Recycle bits, pieces, and broken crayons via
The National Crayon Recycling Program.

They take "old, rejected, broken crayons and recycles them into fresh, new fun shaped crayons called Crazy Crayons. Crazy Crayons are handcrafted into hundreds of shapes and themes; Dinosaurs, Butterflies, Flowers, Stars, Hearts, Fish, Fruit, Endangered Species, the Earth (just to name a few)."

The proceeds from the sale of Crazy Crayons go right back into the recycling program. The Program also helps the community by employing people with developmental disabilities to meticulously sort the crayons. After the crayons are sorted, “they go back to the Crazy Crayon workshop to be melted down, strained, sterilized and hand poured into beautiful, functional works of art for kids to enjoy”

To date the program has redirected 43,000 pounds of unwanted crayons from landfills!

All crayons are accepted for recycling, with or without wrappers, but they prefer the wrappers be on (it's easier to sort the colors that way).

If you would like to donate your left over crayons or have your school get involved you can use the address below. A great idea to spread the use of crayons might be to donate larger crayons to local doctors offices and daycare centers, while sending the smaller ones to the Crayon Recycling Program.

You can ship your used crayons to:
CRAYON RECYCLING PROGRAM
721 Village Road
Pelican Lake, Wisconsin 54463

http://www.crazycrayons.com/recycle_program.html

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