Marin Kids Force Crayola to Make Its Mark on the Environment
|Sun Valley School's favorite color is green|
And because the students are sick of seeing so much wasted plastic, they started a petition on Change.org asking the company to give consumers a convenient way to recycle the millions of Crayola markers manufactured every year. As the kids astutely note, currently there's no method to recycle the nearly half a billion markers made every year, which is they they are explicitly asking Crayola to create a "take-back" program, giving consumers a safe way to recycle markers.
Here's what the students had to say to Crayola executives:
We are looking for your leadership to empower kids to be "green." Will you take the lead and show the world that you care about keeping plastics out of landfills, incinerators and oceans? When plastics are sent to landfill, or burned for electricity, or washed into oceans, they pollute Earth.
We wish them luck in embarking on this environmental feat.
By the way, no markers were used in the making of this petition.
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