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Crayola’s ColorCycle Lets You Recycle Any Markers — Not Just Their Own

By Carly Sitzer

Crayola is committed to making sure plastic markers stay out of landfills — so much so that they’re willing to recycle any markers, not just their own. ColorCycle, Crayola’s recycling program, is one of the company’s many “green” initiatives aimed at teaching children to be more conscious of their impact on the planet. 

As Crayola explains on their site, ColorCycle is a program for K-12 schools to teach them about the importance of recycling and sustainability in which they will collect any markers (whether they’re regular markers, or dry-erase markers or even Sharpies) that would be thrown out — not just their own — and collect them free of charge so the plastic can be repurposed. The beloved brand and classroom favorite will also provide lesson plans so teachers can easily teach their students about their impact and why recycling is so important. 

As the company explained, they believe that “Crayola and schools across North America have banded together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect used markers and send them to a conversion facility where they will be repurposed and kept out of landfills.”