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ACR helps local schools repurpose more than 500 pounds of empty markers

 

Ask any parent or teacher – – kids go through A LOT of markers!  Austin Creative Reuse has always been a great place to find great quality, gently used markers at a great price!  Now ACR is also helping local schools keep their empty and dry markers out of the landfill through a partnership with Crayola.

Crayola’s ColorCycle Program partners with schools all across the US and Canada to collect all brands of used markers, highlighters and dry erase markers for repurposing.  Collected markers are repurposed to make wax compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

Through this program, ACR has helped local partner schools save more than 500 POUNDS of markers from the landfill.  That’s more than 25,000 MARKERS!

For more information and to bring the program to your school, visit the Crayola ColorCycle Program here.

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