Carson looks to stay green with marker recycling program

Jackson Mika, Writer

As the school year comes to a close, RCMS is collecting used markers to recycle.

RCMS is involved in the Crayola Colorcycle program this year. This is the first year that Carson has been involved in the program, and it is helping towards the goal of increasing recycling at Carson.

Crayola ColorCycle is a program that helps kids understand the importance of protecting the environment. Through Crayola’s program, students can collect and repurpose used markers. This program has helped eliminate hundreds of tons of marker plastic that would otherwise be put into landfills.

At RCMS, students can participate. As the school year comes to a close, students may have markers that don’t work or are worn out. These markers can be brought to classrooms at Rachel Carson and be dropped off in a brown paper bag that is in most RCMS classrooms. These markers do not have to be Crayola; they can be any brand of plastic markers, including highlighters and dry-erase markers.

These markers will be sent by RCMS to Crayola where they are then recycled.