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The fuel of the future could come from the rainbow of colors loved by children all over an eco friendly manufacture recently announced its teaming up with -- To convert dried up markers into usable energy.
It's part of a program -- schools and their use supplies back -- all up.
From there -- the old plastic markers are converted into clean burning fuel that can power a variety of different machines Brian -- it says.
And he's more Bryant.
-- you don't Harris -- makes up to 700 million plastic markers a year and now they're turning try to markers in -- fuel good enough to be used in boilers ships and even your car.
-- partnering with New York clean energy company JBI.
Creating the color cycle initiative about 600 schools around the country so far.
Joining up to recycle their their old markers for -- Croyle -- and ships them to JBI where entire markers with the -- -- melted and compressed.
In machines to make clean fuel which is mostly turn into diesel.
The fuel used by companies like US steel and fuel dealers since 2010.
JBI has produced 600000.
Gallons of clean fuel from plastics.
It's an excellent way to handle.
On recyclable plastics and it's a very critical one because we're only eight to 9% of the plastic.
In the US is actually recycle the rest of it goes to landfill.
-- manufacture 60% of the world's markers in Easton Pennsylvania but markers are tough to recycle.
Many customers don't bother because they have to should -- out first.
But -- hopes they have found environmentally sustainable solution now also serve as a teaching moment for kids in schools.
When they sign up they have immediate access to lesson plans on sustainability.
So they are actually able to help children understand how they can take an active role in improving their environment for tomorrow.
Now -- -- does not make a profit off this initiative they hope to one -- recycle up to seventy million markers a year students who get their schools sign up for the program a Crayola dot com back slash color cycle Harrison.
Brian stuff by my office because my callers at home have about a hundred dried up markers I can put him in a box for -- Will do albeit a -- you people from.
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