Unfortunately, markers do not last forever. In fact, one reason I try to avoid them is they dry up long before I think they should. If you can’t rehydrate them, which I try, they get tossed into the garbage. That is a lot of plastic for a little coloring.
These kids have already over 61,000 signatures and caught the attention of the mainstream media. MSNBC reports:
Needless to say, Crayola’s response is lame!!!
Perhaps the company could team up with Terracycle or change their packaging so that what you buy the markers in turns into a return envelope. Even Elmer’s Glue has teamed up with Terracycle , why not Crayola?
I honestly don’t feel Crayola took the children’s petition seriously and truly looked into alternatives. Welcome to the world of activism kids…Don’t give up!