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.