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City of LV Recycling Art Supplies for Renewable Energy

PHOTO: Recycling used markers into renewable energy describes a new City of Las Vegas program. Photo Credit: City of Las Vegas.
PHOTO: Recycling used markers into renewable energy describes a new City of Las Vegas program. Photo Credit: City of Las Vegas.
December 4, 2013

LAS VEGAS - Recycling used art supplies into renewable energy describes a new city of Las Vegas program. The process converts markers into a clean fuel through the national Crayola ColorCycle program.

Kristopher Shephard, theater program specialist at the city's Rainbow Youth Theater Company, said his students came up with the idea to collect used markers after hearing about the Crayola program.

"But for them to come up with this new initiative - it's such a small thing to do and makes a really big difference - is totally cool," Shephard said.

Collection bins for the markers now are in place at Las Vegas City Hall and at local cultural facilities.

The markers collected are sent to Crayola's energy conservation site, where they are converted into usable fuels. According to Crayola, one box of markers creates enough energy to cook an egg, make toast and brew one pot of coffee.

Shephard said there are plenty of old markers kicking around city hall.

"Everybody seems to have them lying around," he said, "and I think if we just get the word out - I mean, in just one day we filled up a 5-gallon bucket."

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman also is a big fan of the program, saying it "fits in perfectly with the city's Sustainability Initiative, because it is taking something that would otherwise end up in our landfills and recycling it into something that can benefit the community."

Crayola ColorCylce will accept all brands of markers, including dry erase markers and highlighters.

More information on the program is online at Crayola.com/ColorCycle.

Troy Wilde, Public News Service - NV