05 Sep '12, 1pm

Finally, a way to recycle markers:

Finally, a way to recycle markers:

California elementary students realized that each dried out marker has valuable plastic surrounding it. Photo: Flickr Earlier this year, elementary school students and thousands of online supporters petitioned Crayola to start a ‘take back’ program to recycle the company’s markers. Last month, rival art supply manufacturer Dixon Ticonderoga answered the call and started a marker recycling program of its own . It’s an unexpected result of a campaign that started in May at San Rafael, Calif.’s Sun Valley Elementary School. As they worked with school art supplies, students at the school noticed that, as markers run dry, they’re simply tossed into the garbage bin. The students, along with the help of school volunteer and award-winning children’s book author Land Wilson, decided to launch a Change.org petition to ask Crayola to start a “take back” recycling program, since marke...

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