Tuesday, August 18, 2009
In 2008, Elmer’s Products, Inc., started their Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, which encourages classrooms across the United States to actively learn about recycling by collecting empty glue bottles and glue sticks to be recycled. How does the program work? Teachers and parent volunteers simply take their boxes of “empties” to the nearest Walmart store and drop them off with the people greeter. Walmart then sends the empty products to the appropriate recycling facilities.
The first year of the program was a huge success! More than 16,000 teachers, 83,000 classrooms and one million students recycled approximately 2 million Elmer’s glue sticks and bottles. For the 2008-2009 school year, Elmer’s Glue recognized four outstanding classrooms that participated in the program, including one grand prize winner. As their reward, Elmer’s will work with American Forests to plant 1,000 trees in the classroom’s honor as part of the Global ReLeaf ecosystem restoration project that often reforests areas decimated by wildfires.
If you’re a teacher or parent interested in participating in the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, you may register for the free program all year long at ElmersGlueCrew.com. (If your classroom registered last year, you do not need to register again this year.) Also available on the website are program updates, recycling tips and fun craft ideas.
As a thank you for spreading the word about the Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program, Elmer’s was kind enough to send me a wonderful prize kit consisting of a really cool orange backpack filled with Elmer’s glue products. I never knew so many Elmer’s products existed! We received Washable School Glue, Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue, School Glue Sticks (in an adorable little box shaped like a bus), Jumbo Washable Glitter Paint Pens, Washable Disappearing Purple School Glue, Washable Gel School Glue… I may be forgetting something!
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