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Dad Finds Brilliant Way To Reuse Leftover Crayons From Restaurants And Schools

If you’ve ever wondered where the used crayons from schools and restaurants go, it’s the trash can.  Odds are, they’ve got a few dents on them, but are otherwise in great shape.  It’s a shame to see them go to waste when recycling is such a big movement now.  That’s why San Fransisco creator, Bryan Ware, created his new company, The Crayon Initiative.  This is a company that takes the old thrown out crayons nad forms brand new ones which are donated to hospitals. By separating the crayons into their own colors, he melts the crayons down and pours them into custom molds where they cool and are brand new crayons.  These ones are thicker and easier for tiny hands to grasp.  They are delivered to the hospitals so that sick children can find an escape within their own colorful world for a while.  From waste to wonder, it’s a beautiful notion.

More info: thecrayoninitiative.org | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: themighty) Image credits: The Crayon Initiative

Every year, up to 75,000 pounds of crayons get thrown away by restaurants and schools

children hospitals recycling crayon

Creative dad Bryan Ware found a brilliant solution – he melts them down

children hospitals recycling crayon

He then pours them into special custom molds

children hospitals recycling crayon

He makes 96 new crayons each time he does this

children hospitals recycling crayon

These crayons are thicker and easier to grasp for young children and kids with special needs

children hospitals recycling crayon

The finished crayons are delivered to hospitals throughout California

children hospitals recycling crayon

They’ve already delivered more than 2,000 boxes

children hospitals recycling crayon

“If these crayons give them an escape from that hospital room for ten minutes, we did our job,” said Bryan Ware

children hospitals recycling crayon

children hospitals recycling crayon

children hospitals recycling crayon

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