03 Sep '12, 2pm

Crayola Markers Made with Solar Power and Recycled Materials: Worth the Hype? - Crafting A Green World

Crayola Markers Made with Solar Power and Recycled Materials: Worth the Hype? - Crafting A Green World

The one good thing about having that plastic end plug made with recycled plastic is the fact that in my tutorial on recycling Crayola markers yourself , that plastic plug is one of my waste materials, since I couldn’t discover what type of plastic it’s made from. However, I suspect that the plastic plug is made from the same #5 plastic as the marker barrel and cap–if that’s the case, it explains why black recycled plastic marker barrels ARE coming, although they’re not yet available where I live. I’m curious about why Crayola is dying their recycled plastic parts black–if they could approximate conventional coloring with recycled plastic, then they could make their marker caps out of recycled plastic, as well, resulting in a much more eco-friendly marker. This would also solve one problem that I’ve been hearing about from people who DO have the Crayola markers with the rec...

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