Turn Markers Into Energy
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful Project Coordinator, Mary Hughes implemented a new program in our 13-county region during the 2014-15 school year. Hughes contacted 37 area schools asking them to participate in the Crayola Marker Recycling Program. This amazing new program is devised to turn used markers into energy. This program takes any kind and brand of marker.
This past school year, area students and teachers collected used markers that were ready to be discarded and collected them until the end of the school year. Hughes then traveled to all the schools to pick up the used markers.
Hughes commented “I was very pleased with how quickly all the schools embraced the marker recycling program. And I have had 4 more schools ask to be added to our list of schools participating for the 2015-16 school year! I hope to keep adding any schools in our 13-county region that would like to participate.”
”I hope to see a significant increase each year in the number of pounds of markers collected in our 13-county region and keep these markers out of our landfills.”
“So far this year, I have collected over 84 lbs of markers to be sent in to be recycled.”
In the first year of my program, I am awarding prizes to the top three (3) schools for the largest amount of markers collected.
The winners are as follows:
BURWELL ELEMENTARY, KATHY CURRY, School Coordinator with 24 lbs 3oz.
PRIZE: $50 IN CRAYOLA PRODUCTS
SANDHILLS PUBLIC SCHOOL, LEA ESSMAN, School Coordinator with 9 lbs.
PRIZE: $30 IN CRAYOLA PRODUCTS
CEDAR RAPIDS/RIVERSIDE SCHOOLS, SHARON BENNETT, School Coordinator with
PRIZE: $20 IN CRAYOLA PRODUCTS 8 lbs. 11 oz.
These schools have been contacted and I will be traveling to these schools to present the prizes to the School Coordinator and students. I want to thank the schools, staff and students for their interest in this new and exciting recycling program!
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE SCHOOLS, THEIR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS PROGRAM AND FOR DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB OF RECYCLING!
If your school is interested in participating in the Crayola Marker Recycling Program for the 2015-16 school year, contact Mary Hughes Project Coordinator at Loup Basin RC&D office in Burwell at 308.346.3393 or on her cell at 308.730.1677.
Project Coordinator for Burwell RC&D Office
Learn more at http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle