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Turn Markers into Energy!

 

I’m excited to tell you about a very special program I’m coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

 

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. 

 

Ten teachers around Lamoni Schools have volunteered to host a collection box in their classrooms. Students and teachers are encouraged to collect used markers that are ready to be discarded and put them in these boxes.  

 

Our first batch of markers that were collected from each participating teachers room to be sent to Crayola for recycling took place on Thursday, March 28. With this first round we are sending 301 markers in for recycling.
 

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. Collection boxes are located in ten classrooms around the school for your child to deposit the markers, including the Media Center.

 

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

 

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!

 

You can find more about the program by clicking here.