U of S students launch Re-Colour, crayon recycling program – Saskatoon
Some students from the University of Saskatchewan are looking to color in a way to recycle crayons.
Their project, named Re-Colour, was led by students at Enactus Sask, an international non-profit student business organization.
It started last year and has partnered with several restaurants in Saskatoon, where they take old crayons, melt them with recycled ones, and aim to donate them or sell them to local stores.
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“We have 70 kilos of crayons that we divert from landfills and also $700 in income that we get from selling crayons,” said Maahi Shah, the Re-Colour project manager.
The team working on the project said it also became an opportunity to educate the youth on sustainable practices as they actively partnered with the city’s public school divisions to show children the importance of recycle beyond melting crayons.
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“You make an impact, and this impact has a bigger impact. I think that shows the true spirit of the project,” said Abdul Razik Benguzzi, president of Enactus Sask and student leader.
With Benguzzi and the other members of Enactus coming to an end, he hopes to see Re-Colour continue into the future.
A Re-Colour project was started by the Edmonton chapter of the group.
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