I was reading the paper the other day and happened upon a terrific “hint from Heloise” – your kids’ old crayons (made of petroleum-based wax) can be recycled! Rather than letting tons of crayons end up in landfills, there’s a cool company called Crazy Crayons that recycles your old crayons and re-sells them. Just send your old crayons, wrappers on and not enclosed in a plastic bag, to the company (Crayon Recycle Program, 2464 Unit No. 3, Steamboat Springs CO 80477) and they’ll make new crayons. The only crayons they can’t use are the ones manufactured outside the U.S. The company has already recycled over 81,000 lbs of crayons! I see a great project here for classrooms, Sunday schools, or greenmomsters trying to teach about the value of recycling!
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