If you’ve ever set foot in an elementary school classroom, you’ve likely seen at least one bottle of Elmer’s Glue on a table. Chances are, there is about one bottle of glue for every student in the classroom and, when all of the empty glue bottles are added up, that is a lot of plastic to recycle. The good people at Elmer’s have realized this and, in preparation for Earth Day 2008, have launched the Elmer’s Glue Recycling Program. Starting on April 22nd, teachers will be able to bring used Elmer’s bottles and sticks to the nearest Wal-Mart to have them reused, while also bringing awareness about the importance of the 3 Rs to classrooms across the United States and Canada.
Elmer’s plans to keep this initiative going throughout the school year, and the process is incredibly simple: fill a box with the used containers, print off a mailing slip from Elmer’s Glue Crew, and drop the box off at your local Wal-Mart.
Elmer’s also plans to award prizes to the classrooms that find the most creative ways to recycle other things in the classroom.
So if you’re a teacher, or have a child in an elementary school, sign up for Elmer’s Glue Crew and spread the message to a new generation of recyclers.