Elmer's(R) Launches National Glue Crew Recycling Program

Classroom-Based Recycling Program First of its Kind

Teachers Registration is Available at www.elmersgluecrew.com

Jan 16, 2008, 00:00 ET from Elmer's(R) Products, Inc.

    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
 recycling project."
     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
 our projects."
     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
 visit www.elmersbrands.com.
     Company Background
     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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