"More than 12 Million Crayons are made in the US, every day! 100 new crayons equals about one pounds, lets do some math. 12 Million Crayons equals about 120,000 pounds. That's 60 Tons of Crayons made every day with petroleum based wax that eventually ends up in our landfills when they don't have to!"The crayon recycling program has collected over 62,000 pounds of unwanted crayons since the program started. When the shipments of crayons arrive to be recycled, the boxes of crayons are sorted at a center that employs people with developmental disabilities. Then they get melted down, strained, sterilized, and hand poured into beautiful new crayons!
Set up a recycling collection box in your school, place of worship, or community center and join in this great recycling program. Or if you have a lot of old crayons, pack them all in a box and send them in!
To learn more, visit their website: crazycrayons.com