Elmer’s Products launches glue recycling program

Elmer’s Products, Inc. announced the launch of a school-based glue bottle and glue stick recycling program.

Throughout the school year, participating classrooms collect empty glue bottles and glue sticks to be recycled. To reduce the environmental impact, teachers and students are encouraged to creatively use empty boxes in the classroom as collection boxes. Once a box is full, teachers seal it, label it as instructed, take it to the nearest Wal-Mart store and drop it off to the store greeter between Earth Day, April 22, 2008, through the end of the school year.

A survey commissioned for the Elmer’s teacher’s club found that most classrooms were recycling newspaper and aluminum. Of the teachers surveyed, 97 percent wanted to recycle glue bottles and glue sticks. Furthermore, teachers said they were using 40 to 60 glue bottles per year in their classroom.

To learn more about the program, visit www.elmersgluecrew.com.