Kids, Crayolas & Recycling

A a group of elementary school children in California are campaigning to get Crayola to take back used markers and recycle the components. Inspired by their teacher, the fifth graders set up an online petition called Crayola: Make Your Mark. So far they have gathered over 60,000 signatures.

The petition states:
"Every year, Crayola makes about half a billion markers — enough markers to wrap around the earth more than three times! — and sells them all around the world. Millions of kids use and love Crayola products — including the students at Sun Valley School, where I volunteer. That's why we're asking Crayola to make sure these markers don't end up in our landfills, incinerators and oceans."
Sometimes the environmental problems we face seem overwhelmming and solutions unobtainable. Yet tackling the issues one bit at a time, as these students are doing, can make a real difference.