After reading about the Crazy Crayons recycling program in the Spring edition of Trash Talk!, Janet Telligman’s fourth grade class in Knox County, Indiana had a clever idea. The elementary school class decided to collect broken and unwanted crayons during April to celebrate Earth Day. In one month, they collected 74 pounds of crayons! The crayons were shipped to the National Crayon Recycle Program to be recycled. They will be made into new crayons instead of going to a landfill. Way to go, students!
Michelle Smith, Education Coordinator at Knox County Recycling and Solid Waste Management District, and school principal Melissa Pancake are shown with the students and their collected crayons.
Thanks to Michelle and Knox County SWMD for sharing this story with us.
Photo courtesy of Knox County Recycling & Solid Waste Management District.