Cardboard box full of hundreds of markers

This is one of three boxes full of used markers that Fairview Elementary School collected for the Crayola ColorCycle recycling program.

Fairview recycles more than 1,000 markers

Posted July 9, 2018

Fairview Elementary School collected more than 1,000 used markers at the end of the school year for the Crayola ColorCycle recycling program.

The markers came from Fairview students and staff, as well as from Plymouth High School and Horizon and Parkview elementary schools, said Fairview speech-language pathologist Jennifer Kiekhoefer, who organized the collection.

Fairview launched its participation in the new recycling program at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and sent its first box of markers in February.

Fairview plans to continue collecting used markers during the coming school year, and invites community members to drop used markers in the collection box in the Fairview office.

The markers – which can be of any kind, not just Crayola – are sent to a facility where they are converted into clean fuel, which can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, and cook meals. Crayola hopes the initiative keeps tons of plastic out of landfills each year.

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