2021-2022 crayon recycling for a happier community program

 

We collected 29 pounds of crayons from the 2021 Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge that was held in May. To support our local teachers and reduce waste in Warrick County, We UPCYCLED the used/broken crayons this year as well.

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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 2021-2022 Warrick County School Supply Recycling Challenge  by UPCYCLING crayons
  3. Raise money to help local teachers get school supplies for their classrooms by selling UPCYCLED 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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HOW TO BUY OUR CRAYONS

We announce via our Facebook page once our seasonal crayons are ready. Our crayons are sometimes sold out on the day of release. Like us to receive the news about the crayons.

 

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Facebook @ WarrickCountySchoolSupplyChallenge

 


OUR POWERFUL HELPERS

UPCYCLING crayons is extremely labor-intensive and time-consuming. We were LUCKY to have two POWERFUL helpers this year– Karson from Castle North and Izumi!! Without their help, this wouldn’t have been possible. Their hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated.

Highlights of the 2021-2022 School Supply Recycling

  • We not only diverted 300 pounds of school supplies from landfills, but also made use of all of the unused school supplies to support children in need in Warrick County.

  • We could also donate all of the gently used school supplies to local teachers. We could reach more teachers and schools this year — 13 teachers from Elbefeld, Chandler, Oakdale elementary schools, Tecumseh High School, and Noah’s Ark preschool.

  • We were able to support international students at USI too!

 


KEEP UP With US

Like us and get the latest news about school supply donations,

our crayon products, and the teachers grant program!

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