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Crayola is all about innovative solutions ~ in particular for kids and the environment. ColorCycle is our latest sustainability initiative designed to repurpose Crayola markers.
Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers and highlighters! ColorCycle will eliminate placing hundreds of tons of markers into landfills.
Any school, kindergarten through 12th grade in the contiguous 48 United States and some areas in Canada can participate. Unfortunately, there are geographic areas that are not included at this time. Please check the ColorCycle registration page to see if your postal code is included in our Canadian program.
We are hoping to roll out the program to include home schools, daycares and preschools in the future. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your local school and if they are already participating, you can drop off your used markers there. If your local school is not participating, encourage them to do so by visiting www.crayola.com/colorcycle.
It is easy to do! Just visit our registration page to sign up or log-in and get started today. An adult must be the school contact. In just a few easy steps, you can begin to collect markers and print out a label for shipping. This program is free to the schools. Contact your principal or PTO to get them signed up and begin collecting markers. You will find a printable poster and a parent letter on the website that you can use to get things started at your school!
Any sturdy cardboard box with minimal outer markings will work. The more markers you ship, the more efficient this program will be. We suggest a minimum of 100 markers and a maximum of up to 40 pounds.
Go to www.crayola.com/colorcycle to print a Crayola pre-paid FedEx shipping label for delivery of the collected markers to the facility for repurposing.
For more information about the ColorCycle program, visit www.crayola.com/colorcycle. Visit our Green Initiatives page to read more about all of Crayola’s other environmental initiatives including our 30-acre solar farm.
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Call 816-545-3178 to arrange a marker pick up at your participating school.