Sorry for the groaner, as this is a really bright idea!
Did you know that more than a half-million pounds of partially used crayons are discarded every year? As you might imagine, they turn into a nasty, waxy sludge that clogs landfills and never biodegrades.
The nonprofit Crayon Initiative has come to the rescue, solving two problems in one. First, it gathers crayon stubs from restaurants, schools and homes, melts them down and remanufactures them, reducing waste.
Even better, the recycled crayons are donated to art programs at 240 children’s hospitals, brightening the lives of young patients across the USA.
Color me impressed!
I am very familiar with this program. Thanks for spotlighting it 🙂
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I shudder to think of all the crayons dumped in my youth. Although my husband says they used to melt them down in Cub Scouts to make new crayons so maybe there weren’t as many as I fear. 🙂