As school begins to wrap up for the summer, teachers and students are left unloading everything from their lockers to their classrooms. What should they do with all the half used notebooks, gently used binders, old pencils, crayons, non-functioning erasers? Don’t just throw them out! Think about doing the following and share these ideas with your local school.
-Tear out the unused pages of those notebooks for scrap paper, and use the other parts for art projects
-Empty out the binders (recycle the paper) and reuse them in the next school year
-Collect all the half used crayons and melt them into a new reusable shape (see our previous article on UpCycling Crayons)
-Reuse non-functioning erasers by turning them into stamps instead. Draw a design on them then cut it out with an art knife.
Save a tree, some money, and give your children a note to year end greening!