The Crayon Bin - Environmentally Friendly  

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I came across this site, TheCrayonBin and I think this is a really great idea! It's basically a recycling program for crayons.

Just think of how may crayons are wasted on a regular basis. They rarely get used completely, they get broken and let's not forget how many crayons are wasted in restaurants!

From the website:

"Let's take a look at crayons and our environment:

* Most kids only use about 5% of a crayon before it is relegated to the crayon bin never to be touched again. (usually once the tip is used the rest of the crayon is never touched)
* Most crayons are made from paraffin wax (a petroleum by-product) or even worse plastic. These take a long time to break down (biodegrade) in our land fills.
* On average by the age of eleven a child has accumulated a crayon bin containing between 4 - 5 pounds of crayons they will never use again.
* If we are going green let's make sure our kids are going green. Show them how to peel the wrappers on the crayons and use most of the crayon. Show our children how to walk the walk and become more environmentally friendly."

Pretty interesting stuff, huh? I really love the idea of recycling crayons. I can't believe I didn't think of it! LOL

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Yup.. Great idea :)

December 3, 2008 at 12:17 PM

You've been tagged!

December 5, 2008 at 6:25 PM

I thought so Hex! =)

December 6, 2008 at 12:21 PM

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