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Recycling Unwanted Crayons |Restaurants | Schools | Amazing Company

Recycling Unwanted Crayons | Restaurants | Schools | Amazing Company

Have you heard of this amazing sustainable crayon company that takes unloved crayons and recycles into beautiful crayons which funds free art programing all over the West Coast for kids?

Colour Blocks® Recycled

Recycling mission started in San Diego in 2008

Founder Spramani Elaun, mommy, art teacher and home-schooler started taking old crayons and recycling them into beautiful square block crayons. After discovering how to make a perfect functional square block crayon started selling and funding free art programing and art supply donations all across the nation. Children Internationally have been delighted from these wonderful crayons.

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Why I started recycling Crayons

If you did not know I recycle crayons!

I make beautiful handcrafted Colour Blocks™ stackable square block crayons.

Over the course of many years teaching art, home-schooling, I collected pounds and pounds of previously loved crayons.

Friends, family, students and teachers passed me their old crayons. Not having the heart to throw them into the landfills I researched all about crayons.

I learned all about how crayons were made and what they were made from.

I learned some interesting facts about how long it took for them to biodegrade.

I then started experimenting with recycling old crayons. The first Colour Blocks were made and sold at a local street market bazaar in 2008.

My efforts and movement to recycle crayons became a business called Colour Blocks™.

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Crayon recycling program

• We accept crayons in any shape!

• We recycle old crayons into new beautiful sustainable square block crayons!

• Our sales from these recycle crayons funds amazing art programing for children across the U.S. and crayon donations to non-profit organizations in need.

• Colour Blocks travels and educates the public on the importance of being earth-friendly year round.

• We will pay shipping for any crayons to us anywhere in the U.S.

• We will set up collection bins at your establishment to make collecting easy.

• Colour Blocks educates classroom on the importance of being earth-friendly.

• Colour Blocks works with the largest Goodwill Industries across the West Coast recycling crayons!

• Families, restaurants and schools donate crayons with us!

email: treepassion@gmail.com

or mail crayons to:

P.O. box 443 

Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Funding free art programing all over the nation weekly!

The most exciting thing about my business is it funds thousands of children free art projects up and down the West Coast annually.

With the sales of Colour Blocks I can teach and give children free art activities at street fairs, festivals, children’s museums, conferences and educational learning events and libraries and private schools.

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Kids Eco Crayons

Shop and buy earth-friendly crayons from the most sustainable crayon company Colour Blocks™. Learn why this crayon company is eco and supports free art for kids.

Sustainable Crayons Fund Free Art

Colour Blocks™ first sustainable crayon product was founded in Encinitas CA, by art teacher and mom Spramani Elaun. This product grew from her passion wanting to stop pounds and pounds of crayons hitting landfills daily. Now this nine year project has partnered with Goodwill of San Diego and youth organizations like CASSY in Silicon Valley, nonprofit agencies that partners with schools to support social and emotional crisis intervention counseling. Spramani receives used crayons by these supporters, then handcrafts new designer recycled square block crayons into a product for sales, which then funds free art programing all over the West Coast. This fall Spramani will travel all over the West Coast selling crayons and funding free art programing for children,100% sustainable. Colour Blocks also makes pure natural beeswax crayons truly eco. These crayons are 100% biodegradable and safe for children.

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“Colour Block crayons are made from my own kitchen and are handcrafted.” Spramani Elaun

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I use natural ingredients like beeswax or recycled safe non-toxic crayons into new ones, hand-poured into square block shapes called Colour Blocks™ or any shape.

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We use natural pure beeswax and recycled safe non toxic crayons. You can choose and buy which ones you like. These crayons glide on paper smoothly and give wonderful coloring sensory experience for kids.

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Handcrafted garden bugs made by designer Spramani Elaun. 100% non-toxic crayons and safe. So darn cute! Summer Garden Bug

Colour Block crayons makes beautiful unique gifts for young children

We have many sets and shapes available for order.

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The most exciting thing about Colour Block crayons is it funds thousands of art projects up and down the West Coast yearly by donations and sales from Colour Blocks.

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Colour Blocks™  created and first sold in 2008 in Encintias California at the local street bazaar and farmers market.

 

• Truly Earth-friendly Crayons!

 

• Handcrafted and recycled out of previously loved crayons!

 

• Makes beautiful coloring marks!

 

• Colour Blocks® won’t roll off the table!

 

• Children can colour wide areas easily!

 

• Made with non-toxic crayons!

 

• Handcrafted colour mixing technique by designer & art teacher, Spramani Elaun

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Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

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Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

Colour Blocks®  First recycled crayon was created and sold in 2008 in Encinitas California at the local street bazaar and farmers market.

If you did not know I recycle crayons!

I make beautiful handcrafted Colour Blocks® stackable square block crayons recycled out of old crayons

Over the many years teaching art, home-schooling and making recycled art I’ve collected pounds and pounds of previously loved crayons.

Friends, family, students and teachers passed me their old crayons.

Not having the heart to throw them into the landfills I researched and learned all about crayons and how they are made.

I learned some interesting sad facts about how long it takes for a crayon to biodegrade.

I then started experimenting with making my own recycled crayons.

My efforts and movement to recycle crayons became a 100% sustainable crayon business called Colour Blocks®.

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Environmental Problem with Crayons!

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Traditional crayons are sticks of paraffin wax  similar to candles we burn in our home.

Paraffin wax and colored pigments are sometimes by-products combined to make crayons.

Paraffin is crude oil fuel.

Yes, a limited resource we all know about…..right? 

Paraffin crayons can take up to five, ten and even 25 years to naturally biodegrade into our eco systems only in the right conditions.

Crude oil is biodegradable given the right conditions and environment.

Decomposing back into our eco system can be a very slow process.

Sometimes crayons mixed with by-products can cause low-carbon pollution.

Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

Reuse. Reduce. Recycle, practicing the 3 R’s!

 

Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

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The most exciting thing about my business is it funds thousands of children free art projects up and down the West Coast annually.

With the sales of Colour Blocks I can teach and give children free art activities at street fairs, festivals, children’s museums, conferences and educational learning events and libraries and private schools.

Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

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Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

Schools, restaurants and families recycle their old crayons with Colour Blocks all over the U.S.!

You can too recycle old crayons with Colour Blocks!

Crayon recycling program

• We accept crayons in any shape!

• We recycle old crayons into new beautiful sustainable square block crayons!

• Our sales from these recycle crayons funds amazing art programing for children across the U.S. and crayon donations to non-profit organizations in need.

• Colour Blocks travels and educates the public on the importance of being earth-friendly year round.

• We will pay shipping for any crayons to us anywhere in the U.S.

• We will set up collection bins at your establishment to make collecting easy.

• Colour Blocks educates classroom on the importance of being earth-friendly.

• Colour Blocks works with the largest Goodwill Industries across the West Coast recycling crayons!

• Families, restaurants and schools donate crayons with us!

Help Me Recycle Crayons | Teacher Funds Art Projects for Kids

It’s easy as 1,2, 3 to recycle crayons

1. Collect crayons in any shape.

2. Figure out weight of crayons.

If you cannot afford to ship or get grant funds email us @ treepassion@gmail.com with weight and address it’s coming from, we will provide paid shipping or pick up at your location.

3,  Mail old crayons to: P.O. Box 443 Solana Beach, CA 92075

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Colour Blocks™  created and first sold in 2008 in Encintias California at the local street bazaar and farmers market.

• Truly Earth-friendly Crayons!

• Handcrafted and recycled out of previously loved crayons!

• Makes beautiful coloring marks!

• Colour Blocks® won’t roll off the table!

• Children can colour wide areas easily!

• Made with non-toxic crayons!

• Handcrafted colour mixing technique by designer & art teacher, Spramani Elaun

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All About Recycled Crayons

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Recycle Crayons!

If you did not know I recycle crayons! I make beautiful handcrafted Colour Blocks™ stackable square block crayons recycled into earthy tones. Colour Blocks™ are also made from natural pure beeswax and soy wax. Over the course of many years teaching art, home-schooling and a recycle artist, I collected pounds and pounds of previously loved crayons. Friends, family, students and teachers passed me their old crayons.

Not having the heart to throw them into the landfills I researched all about crayons. I learned how they were made and what they were made from. I learned some interesting facts about how long it takes for them to biodegrade. I then started experimenting with recycling old crayons. The first Colour Blocks were made and sold at a local street market bazaar in 2008. My efforts and movement to recycle crayons became a business called Colour Blocks™.

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Teaching children to recycle art supplies like crayons can show how to protect our environment and what sustainability truly means.

Colour Blocks™ Mission is simple:

Sustainability through creating an eco-friendly product protecting children’s health while doing so. Reuse. Reduce. Recycle, practicing the 3 R’s!

Current Environmental Problem With CrayonsTraditional crayons are sticks of paraffin wax, similar to candles we burn in our home. Paraffin wax, colored pigments and sometimes by-products are combined to make crayons. Paraffin is crude oil fuel. Yes, a limited resource we all know about…..right? Paraffin crayons can take up to five, ten and even 25 years to naturally biodegrade into our eco systems only in the right conditions. Crude oil is biodegradable given the right conditions and environment. Decomposing back into our eco system can be a very slow process. Sometimes crayons mixed with by-products can cause low-carbon pollution.

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Ok, let’s think about these ideas for a moment. It’s reported a baby is born every four-seconds in America. In our most recent headlines it’s estimated 7 billion people currently live on our planet. What is the first art supply mommies and daddies buy their young child… you guessed it “Crayons”. That’s a lot of crayons being manufactured and not being recycled. So where do all these crayons eventually end up? Landfills! The average family I see in the natural course of my business confirm they just threw away broken crayons and replaced them with newer looking ones yearly. Five percent have tried to recycle once or twice.

Are quicker biodegradable crayons like soy bean, palm wax or beeswax better for our planet?

Have you heard about natural biodegradable crayons better for our children’s health or our planet? These new types of crayons developed are soybean wax,, palm wax, and beeswax crayons known as vegetable based wax. These are grown from vegetable crops a renewable resources. Beeswax crayons are made from natural bees which have been around for decades.

All crayons are usually tinted with natural mineral powders, natural earth pigments or synthetic color powders. Even though these new types of crayons are made from renewable resources they still create landfill pollution. Packaging waste that must be in the right environment to be 100% biodegradable. Lets not forget to factor in the manufacturing footprint, crop farming and impact and our environment. Lastly, we need to be aware of natural low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) which is caused by all these crayons in the landfills. VOCs in the by-products decaying and emitting gases in our eco system.

Which crayons are better for babies health?

Remember all those babies being born every four -seconds! Picking crayons that best suit your child’s needs should be based safety. Non-toxic crayons should be high on your priority list. Today all art supply manufactures are required to be labeled with the statement “Conforms to ASTM D-4236”. The ASTM label is mandatory by the CPSC (U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionand hopefully certified by the manufacture as a non-toxic.

Generally speaking, most crayons sold today in America are non-toxic. Less than a decade ago crayon manufactures were not required to conform to this law. If you have very old crayons more than ten to twenty years old please discard and don’t allow children under 12 years to play with them. Grandparents may save old art supplies that may not have the original box with proper labeling.

Other reasons parents pick paraffin vs. soy or beeswax is due to allergies. Some children may have allergic reactions to colorants, waxes or even beeswax. Colorants can come in many forms like plant-based dyes, mineral pigments, vegetable dyes and synthetic colorants.Some children can be allergic or sensitive to natural plant-based products. There are many great crayon options for you to pick from today.

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My solution to this problem must solve the problem at hand, but not create a new problem with more waste. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Practicing the 3 R’s and teaching communities to recycle crayons responsibly is one solution. Recycling can help to all those crayons going to our landfills or laying around homes. I recycle old  crayons into beautiful new Colour Blocks™ truly an earth-friendly crayon.

Profits from Colour Blocks™ provides free coloring experiences for young children. Environmental education, kid learning events and art events throughout the West Coast. Donations go to non-profit organizations that are working with educating the public about global issues. Colour Blocks™ collaborates with communities like public schools, pre-schools, boy and girl clubs and scouts, young children environmental foundations, families and restaurants all across the nation. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle by donating your old crayons!

How you can recycle old crayons! 

Information is available on how to recycle crayons by contacting Colour Blocks™

• Educational literature on why you should recycle crayons

• Ways to collect and get old crayons to Colour Blocks™ or other crayon recyclers

• How to organize school districts to recycle their crayons for pick-up

• Group community ideas on how to collect old crayons for recycling

•. Guest educational speeches by Colour Blocks™ on how to Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

• How to make recycled crayons at home

Colour Blocks™ has a huge educational message to spread to the public. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Think Sustainability!

For information email: treepassion@gmail.com or write: P.O. Box Solana Beach, Ca 92075

Recycling old crayons is a great solution to just throwing them away. Children can reuse these recourses for creating new art. Help Colour Blocks™ spread the word in your community. Teaching young children today about natural resources will help our environment in the future!

 

• Truly Eco-freindly crayons!

• Handcrafted and recycled out of previously loved crayons!

• Stackable square blocks children love to play with!

• Makes beautiful coloring marks!

• Colour Blocks™ won’t break easily!

• Colour Blocks™ won’t roll off the table!

• Children can color wide areas easily!

• Made with non-toxic crayons!

• Designed in beautiful natural earthy tones!

• Hand crafted colour mixing technique by designer & art teacher, Spramani E’Laun

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Colour Blocks™ were created and first sold in 2008 in Encintias California at the local street bazaar and farmers market.

These unique square block crayons have delighted thousands of children internationally around the world!

• Truly Earth-friendly Crayons!

• Handcrafted and recycled out of previously loved crayons!

• Makes beautiful coloring marks!

• Colour Blocks® won’t roll off the table!

• Children can colour wide areas easily!

• Made with non-toxic crayons!

• Handcrafted colour mixing technique by designer & art teacher, Spramani Elaun

 

No fancy manufacture just a earth-friendly mom, art teacher creative minded soul handcrafting  Colour Blocks® for kids!

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