CES participating in Crayola ColorCycle program

| February 21, 2019

COSHOCTON – Students at Coshocton Elementary School are doing their part to help protect the environment thanks to the Crayola ColorCycle program.

“I was doing research for work on the computer and came across this,” said Susie Mann, who is a title one teacher at the school. “It seemed like a school-friendly program and a way for us to recycle something we all use.”

Each teacher has a recycling box in their room for the students to put their dried up markers in. When the boxes are filled they find their way back to Mann.

“I print out the shipping label, FedEx picks them up and then off they go,” Mann said. “We just started at the first of this year and we’ve already collected enough to send them in.”

When Crayola receives the markers they use a process to convert the markers to energy.

“What’s nice is they repurpose the entire marker and they don’t just have to be Crayola ones,” Mann said.

The Crayola ColorCycle website, www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx, has lesson plans on it to help students understand the importance of recycling.

“We are still building the program, but our goal is to do more explaining about recycling,” Mann said. “Right now we are continuing to work on promoting the program and putting posters about it up around school.”

She believes they have collected close to 1,000 markers.

“That’s just a couple of weeks of what normally would have ended up in the trash,” Mann said.

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