crayon recycling for a happier community project

 

2021-2022

We are happy to announce that we have started our 2021 Crayon Recycling for a Happier Community Project.  We collected 29 pounds of crayons from the 2021 Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge in May.

We recycle used crayons to reduce waste and support our local teachers.

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PURPOSES

Purposes of this project are to

  1. Promote recycling and divert used school supplies from landfills
  2. Effectively use crayons collected from the Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge  by making new crayons
  3. Raise money to help local teachers get school supplies for their classrooms by selling recycled crayons
  4. Raise awareness on recycling and waste reduction
  5. Build a stronger and happier community

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HOW WE MAKE OUR CRAYONS

 

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1. Peeling the paper

First, we peel the paper wrappers of crayons.

2. Sorting

Next, we sorted crayons by color.

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3. Melting

And we melted the crayons in the oven (200F).

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4. Pouring wax into molds

And we poured the wax into molds.

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5. Removing crayons from the mold

Lastly, once the heat is removed, crayons were removed from the mold.

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OUR POWERFUL HELPERS

Peeling the paper from crayons is one of the hardest and the most time-consuming tasks and we are LUCKY to have two POWERFUL helpers this year– Karson from Castle North and Izumi!!

 


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