FAQ's

* August * 2014 *

QUESTIONS? Please call us:  952-847-0455

The process of converting waste materials or useless, unwanted products into new materials or products of a better quality for a better environment is called, "UPCYCLING"! 

WHY SHOULD WE RECYCLE CRAYONS?

More than 12 Million Crayons are made in the US, EVERY DAY!  100 New Crayons equal about 1 pound, let's do some math. 

12 Million Crayons equals about 120,000 pounds.

That's 60 Tons of Crayons made EVERY DAY with petroleum based wax that eventually ends up in our landfills when they don't have to!  Guess how many dumpsters that would fill! 

~~~ THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD RECYCLE CRAYONS!!! ~~~ 

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A GREAT BIG "THANK YOU" GOES OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, GIRL SCOUTS, BOY SCOUTS, EARTH CLUBS, ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS AND RESTAURANTS PARTICIPATING IN THE CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM. 

RECYCLE ~ REDUCE ~ REUSE ~ RESPECT THE EARTH

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LuAnn Foty, founder of CRAZY CRAYONS and the National CRAYON RECYCLING PROGRAM has been in the crayon recycling business for 20 years!

  • In April 1993, the first drop off bin was placed in the entry way of  a grocery store in Troutdale, Oregon.  Now the CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM is a national success!
  • LuAnn's first CRAZY CRAYONS were given as Christmas Gifts to children of friends and family.  Soon becoming a "cause" to involve kids with recycling.
  • The CRAYON RECYCLE PROGRAM has COLLECTED OVER 94,000 POUNDS of unwanted crayons since the program started.  Amazing!
  • The crayons arrive at the Crazy Crayon workshop to be melted down, strained, sterilized and hand poured into beautiful, functional works of art for kids to enjoy.
  • LuAnn is available for doing a "Recycling" Presentation at any school.
  • "EARTHLING", the Crayon Recycle Program Mascot, is always happy to attend Parades or accompany an Earth conscious booth at events.
  • EARTHLING says, "Color a clean Earth!"
  • Crayons are a petroleum product, they take many years to biodegrade.
  • MORE THAN 12 MILLION CRAYONS ARE MANUFACTURED EACH DAY!!!
  • Just think for a moment, "How many dumpsters does that fill?"
  • Our crayons color just like any other crayon, because we don't add or take away anything in our recycling process. CRAZY CRAYONS are NON-TOXIC, because they go through an extensive sorting process to use ONLY crayons certified with the U.S. Consumer Product Safty Commission.  
  • All CRAZY CRAYONS, Eco Stars, "RECYCLE" Sticks, and Earth Worms purchases support the CRAYON RECYCLING PROGRAM and recycling education.
  • PLEASE CALL THE CRAZY CRAYON WORKSHOP TO ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS:  crayon workshop 952-847-0455 
       

 

To see pictures of our 100% recycled crayons, please visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/earthlingcrayons) or send an email request to:  crayonrecycleprogram@gmail.com