With back to school shopping in full swing, parents are trying to fulfill the yearly supply list. I know that as a parent, even when crayons, colored pencils, and the like aren’t on the list, I still take advantage of the back to school sales and stock up for our household stash. This year, you can buy the same Crayola products but feel better about what they’re doing for the environment. Crayola is using solar power to make crayons, markers from recycled bottle caps, and colored pencils from reforested wood.Speaking of the colored pencils, for every tree used, one of the same species will be planted in its place. If you’ve already bought Crayola products, you may have noticed some changes to the packaging. For example, the marker barrels are now black instead of white. This allows for more recycled bottle caps to be used. If you’d like to learn more, you can watch this video:
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