Cardboard box full of hundreds of markers

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

Schools helping to recycle used markers

Posted November 5, 2018

Other schools have joined Fairview Elementary School in collecting used markers for the Crayola ColorCycle recycling program.

Community members can drop used markers in the collection boxes inside each elementary school and Riverview Middle School, said Fairview speech-language pathologist Jennifer Kiekhoefer, who organizes the collection.

Fairview launched its participation in ColorCycle at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year and sent its first box of markers in February. Three full boxes containing more than 1,000 markers followed at the end of the school year. This year the effort has been expanded to the other elementary schools and Riverview.

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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