COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Schools nationwide can save
glue bottles, glue sticks and ultimately the planet one orange cap at a
time. Elmer's(R) Products, Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and
crafts, office and educational products, announced today the launch of a
school-based glue bottle and glue stick recycling program.
"More than 40 million students use Elmer's glue and glue sticks
annually," said Terri Brown, Elmer's marketing services and communications
manager. "By recycling Elmer's, the #1 brand of school glue, teachers and
students can take pride in improving their communities. To provide teachers
with all the tools to execute recycling, we have developed a classroom
program with online support to keep students engaged and excited about the
The Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program combines Elmer's expertise in
education and creativity with its commitment to sustainable practices.
Throughout the school year, participating classrooms collect empty glue
bottles and glue sticks to be recycled. To reduce the environmental impact,
teachers and students are encouraged to creatively use empty boxes in the
classroom as collection boxes. Once a box is full, teachers simply seal it,
label it as instructed, take it to the nearest Wal-Mart(R) store and drop
it off to the store greeter between Earth Day, April 22, 2008, through the
end of the school year.
Teachers can visit the Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program Web site,
www.elmersgluecrew.com, to join or learn more about the program- teachers
are eligible to participate at no cost.
Participating teachers can use the site to find additional resources
and instructional materials to help implement the program and reinforce the
importance of being environmentally conscious in their classrooms. Teachers
can download classroom projects that promote education and creativity and
support efforts that reduce, reuse and recycle.
Teachers are also encouraged to refer a colleague and submit lesson
plans, projects or anything else that shows a classroom commitment to
recycling for a chance to win prizes.
"Because our products have been in classrooms for more than 60 years,
it's our duty to make sure that teachers and students have the best place
to create, build and learn," said Brown. "With this program teachers can
take advantage of our tools to make their students lifelong recyclers. Our
program makes recycling incredibly easy for teachers."
A survey commissioned for the Elmer's teacher's club found that most
classrooms were recycling newspaper and aluminum. Of the teachers surveyed,
97 percent wanted to recycle glue bottles and glue sticks. Furthermore,
teachers said they were using 40 to 60 glue bottles per year in their
"In my classroom we're creating projects that use glue on a daily basis
and consequently create a lot of waste," said Ricki Rosen, art teacher at
Pickerington Elementary in Pickerington, Ohio. "We're excited to have the
resources to recycle our excess materials and incorporate recycling into
To join the Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program or learn more about the
program visit www.elmersgluecrew.com. For more information about Elmer's
Elmer's(R) Products, Inc., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has been a
trusted brand and industry leader for nearly 60 years. Elmer's produces a
variety of well-known adhesives, arts and crafts, educational and office
products for use at home, school or business. Elmer's branded products are
developed to provide project solutions and to fulfill the consumer's
inherent needs to create, build and learn. Elmer's also markets the number
one instant adhesive in the U.S., Instant Krazy Glue(R), X-ACTO(R), a
leader in innovative cutting blades, knives and office supply products, and
Bienfang(R) framing and arts and crafts products. With recent acquisitions,
Scientific Explorer(TM), creator and distributor of science-based
educational products for children, GiddyUp(TM), producer of licensed arts
and crafts products for children, and ColorLoco(TM), maker of Blendy Pens,
are each an Elmer's Products, Inc., company. For more information visit
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