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BeMobile Verizon collecting unwanted crayons for children

The drive runs through 15.

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BeMobile Verizon is collecting used and broken crayons for Crazy Crayons, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the environment and enriching the lives of children.

Donated crayons will be sorted by color, melted down and remanufactured into fun shapes like worms, dinosaurs and easy grip designs. The recycled crayons are then distributed to schools and day cares.

More than a half-million pounds of crayons are discarded annually throughout the U.S., which equates to roughly 60 million crayons. Crazy Crayons reduces environmental waste by recycling crayons rather than discarding them. BeMobile Verizon will be collecting crayons at all locations through June 15.

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