Powered By The Sun
With the help of over 30,000 solar panels that are installed at Crayola headquarters in Easton, Pa., we are powering our factory with electricity made from the sun.
Crayons and Markers Made With Solar Power
- A billion crayons and 500 million markers a year are made using solar power. How will you know? Look for specially marked boxes of Crayola crayons and markers.
- During the crayon making process any chipped or broken crayons are remelted in the mixer so there is no waste.
Markers Made With Recycled Plastic
- Crayola marker plugs are made with recycled plastic.
- Plastic scraps from making marker casings are crushed into tiny pellets and put back into the system. There is very little waste.
Since the safety of children using our products is of utmost importance to us, all Crayola markers are securely sealed to meet product safety regulations concerning small parts for children. The entire marker is not recyclable. The plastic marker barrel is recyclable, however, the tip and reservoir would need to be removed first. Our marker caps can be recycled at recycling facilities that accept #5 plastic.
For years, we have re-ground plastic scrap from the manufacture of our markers and used the plastic to make more markers. All the plastic must pass strict screening tests to be used. Crayola is committed to helping protect the environment, so children have a cleaner, greener planet and we use post-consumer recycled material to make our markers, keeping hundreds of tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
At this time, we do not take back and make new markers from old ones. When we consider expanding our green initiatives, we always take into consideration quality and safety requirements, and also a wide variety of elements that could have an environmental impact.
Learn about our ColorCycle program
Coloured Pencils Made With Reforested Wood
- The wood used in Crayola coloured pencils comes from reforested
- For every tree used, another of the same kind is planted.
- We do not use wood from tropical rainforests or endangered species.