INSIDE: Save the planet and help Mother Earth by learning where to recycle old, broken kids and restaurant crayons.
They’re broken. They’re stubby. They’re long past new and pretty. What are they? A whole lot of old crayons my kids no longer want to color with.
While the days of crayons colored in coloring books at the kitchen table seem to be (sniff, sniff) over in my house, I couldn’t just toss the years of crayons we’ve amassed into the garbage.
So if find yourself holding a large bin of crayons and no kiddos to color with them, learn how you can recycle them and help a child in need at the same time!
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How to Save the Planet by Recycling Old Crayons
Do you know that more than a half-million pounds of crayons are tossed out every year? These crayons then sit in our landfills, bake into a waxy sludge and never biodegrade. Eww!!
Instead, RECYCLE them and change our world one crayon at a time!
How to Easily Recycle Old Broken Crayons
There are many great organizations that take old, broken and rejected crayon from homes, schools, restaurants and hotels. These organizations then re-melt the crayons, pour the wax into molds and make totally new crayons.
These new crayons are then donated to hospitals, orphanages, homeless shelters and schools in need of supplies.
So grab your kids and a box. It’s an easy way to teach them them how their trash is another child’s treasure.
Where to Recycle Old Crayons
There are several great organizations that will take your old crayons and give them new life. All you need to do is dump the crayons in a box and affix a shipping label. So easy!
The Crayon Initiative
Gives recycled crayons to art programs at children hospitals throughout USA.
The National Crayon Recycling Program (aka: Crazy Crayons)
Employs people with disabilities to melt down old crayons into new ones. Also sells crayon paper wrappers as firestarter.
Start your own local crayon recycling program! Crayons are then given to local schools in need.
How to Save The Planet By Recycling Old Crayons
Sometimes the best place to start is in your own town. Before boxing up those crayons inquire if any local low-income daycares, homeless shelter, battered womens shelters or inner city art programs can use your old crayons.
Let’s save the Earth and help fellow kids – one crayon at a time!
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