Friday, September 11, 2009

#105 Recycle Crayons & Kudos to Crayola

Ok - I know, crayons are still made from paraffin, which is made from crude oil and this is not environmentally friendly. But in all honestly, environmentally crayons are not as readily available yet. I can't walk into Wal-Mart and purchase some and they are not part of recent penny deals that Office Depot was doing for back to school sales. I did find that Prang crayons are made from soybean oil, but that is not the purpose of this post.

What I wanted to do was give Kudos to Crayola for going solar. More & more companies are finding ways to go green and that is awesome. It certainly makes me feel better about using crayola products. We do lots of crafts in our household and it's sometimes easy to forget about the impact some of the products we are using even when we are trying to reuse as many items as possible.

And if you are like us and probably still going to continue to use our regular crayons, then make sure you are using up every bit of your crayons. Sometimes people throw out those broken pieces, ut if you just reuse a plastic sour cream container to store broken crayons in, over time you will soon have enough to do some other crafts like:

* Chunky Crayons
* Candles
* Fire Starters
* Stained Glass Project

Or you can also consider recycling your crayons (or purchasing new ones) from this crayon recycling progam called Crazy Crayons.

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