We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at
our school in conjunction with Crayola and our art teacher Mrs. Riley. 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.
Whitt Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are
ready to be discarded. 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. A recycling bin is located outside Mrs. Riley's art classroom for your child to deposit the markers.
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!
Any Questions? Contact Kristina Daniels at WhittEnvironmental@gmail.com