Crayola Green – Back to School

We all recognize the trademark yellow and green Crayola boxes but Crayola is taking “green” to new measures. Crayola is reducing, reusing, and recycling like a good majority of us are or should be doing.

“As part of Crayola´s ever-evolving green initiative, this back-to-school season, Crayola is making crayons with solar power, markers from recycled bottle caps and colored pencils from reforested wood.

Crayola crayons, markers and colored pencils getting greener is extra good news for parents. You can feel even better about Crayola products because you are supporting a brand that cares very much about kids and the environment and you´ll still get the same great quality and colors at the same price! So while sometimes environmentally-friendly products cost families more green, not so with Crayola” (, 2010)!

How cool is Crayola when your children reads the specially marked packaging to see that these Crayola products were once bottle caps or that the colored pencils are from reforested wood and not old growth. As parents you can be proud to know you supplied a product for your child that is eco-friendly as well.

  • Crayola Markers – Thanks to new, innovative ways to manufacture Crayola markers from recycled bottle caps, “black” is the new “green!” Crayola markers will now have black barrels instead of white, which allows for more recycled plastic to be used and gives a second life to more than 1 million pounds of plastic bottle caps. Plus, switching to black barrels keeps hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year. Available in 10-ct. Broadline Classic Colors, 10-ct. Broadline Assorted Colors, 10-ct. Fineline Classic Colors, 8-ct. Washable Broadline and 8-ct. Washable Fineline.
  • Crayola Green 24-ct. Crayons – The quintessential school supply found in virtually every elementary classroom will be made with the power of the sun. More than 26,200 solar panels will convert sunlight into electricity, generating the energy required to make 1 billion of the 3 billion crayons Crayola makes each year, which equals 60 million 24-ct. boxes. Mother Earth will be smiling down on every forest green, pine green and jungle green crayon that rolls off the assembly line!
  • Crayola Green Colored Pencils – Committed to protecting the rain forests since 1987, all Crayola colored pencils have been made from reforested wood instead of wood sourced from tropical rainforest or endangered species. For every tree used, a new tree of the same species is planted. The 12-, 24-, 36-, and 50-ct. boxes of Crayola Colored Pencils will be among the first to carry the “Eco-Evolution” callout on their packaging. (MyBlogSpark & Crayola, 2010)

As parents we want to set an example and what better example, than by purchasing products that inspire and promote a healthier world and environment and future for our children.

But if you haven’t bought your kids supplies yet, or you want an extra stash at home for weekend crafts and coloring, leave a comment telling me how you may be recycling, reducing,or reusing like Crayola. The folks at Crayola and My Blog Spark are kind enough to provide our family and yours with this prize pack to enjoy.

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47 Replies to “Crayola Green – Back to School”

  1. hey girl that is some good news 🙂 I recycle all food stuff and more and we have a good recycle collection service everyweek which makes it easier. WE also d ocompost and use carton for crafts. Old clothes are given to an institute, and other things we don’t use donated to the dog sanctuary for their own bazaar

  2. We use the bejeezus out of our Crayola stuff. Down to the nubs then melt them together for surprise color crayons or onto pinecones for Christmas.

  3. This is great. We just started collecting our cans so that we can recycle. I know it may not be a lot to some, but it’s a start with our family.

  4. We put all of our used newspapers, envelopes, papers, etc. and plastic bottles in their respective recycling bins.

  5. We scrap our household metal for money (not much these days). We don’t participate in regular recycling, because we don’t share those politically-correct views being Christian; and my husband, having a recycling route, sees that the brunt of people’s recycling just ends up being thrown in along with the regular garbage because very little of it is actually used for recycling–there’s no money in recycling.

  6. My toddler helps with recycling sorting. We also use junk mail as coloring pages. We reuse all sorts of potential trash for fun craft projects and storage. My daughter’s pretty good about turning off the lights when we leave the room. If only I could get her to close the fridge door after she gets her sippy cup out 🙂


  7. I know that we (mostly your brother) tease you about your recycling…green can, blue can, brown can 😉 But we have been saving our soda cans to give to schools for recycling. It’s a win-win! We help out by recycling cans and giving money to schools 🙂

  8. I like they use solar power. Every bit we can do to not use the earth’s resources helps everyone!

  9. In addition to using our local recycling program, we recycle our clothes. Used ones get passed on or taken to goodwill; when a piece is too worn or torn for that, it gets turned into a rag or braided into a chew toy for the dog.

  10. I have been using Crayola products since I was a kid, and I am now 21 years old. I love all of the new creative tools they have come out with over the years, and it is good to see that they care about our environment. What a great way to show kids that they can have fun while preserving the planet!!

  11. darn..I just missed this one! But,if not,,we are recycling all the drink cans,bottles,juice boxes,etc..and we reuse as much stuff as possible around the house,such as plastic shopping bags,ice cream tubs,butter tubs,pie plates,etc..

  12. we do not use plastic bags and this is a great product that is eco friendly!

  13. We participate in our curbside recycling service, pass usable clothing to other family members; we both list and take items from our local Freecycle listing and donate to Goodwill.
    Oh, and when crayons start to get too short to easily use we we gently melt several crayons together with just enough heat so they stick together. The kids love using the multicolors that result.

  14. In our house we recycle our newspapers, plastic bottles, pop cans, anything that looks like it can be recycled we do 🙂 Once house at a time is all it takes


  15. We recycle cans and bottles. We use energy saving lights and appliances. We try to take broken appliances to the recycling center to see if they have be taken there. And we have taught our kids to turn off lights when not in use.

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