The Makers of Expo Dry Erase Markers: Take Back Your markers for recycling!
  • Petitioning Michael B. Polk

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President and CEO, Newell Rubbermaid Company
Michael B. Polk

The Makers of Expo Dry Erase Markers: Take Back Your markers for recycling!

    1. Katy Farber
    2. Petition by

      Katy Farber

      Middlesex, United States

Expo Markers are used across America's schools each day. They only last a few months, tops, and then must be thrown away. In this day and age, creating a product that uses so much plastic, and only lasts a short period of time, is irresponsible. Companies that profit from making educational tools for kids should be leaders in creating sustainable products that do not harm the environment. The makers of Expo Markers should design an easy to use program for schools to take back their markers for recycling and reuse.

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
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      Katy Farber
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      Save (and Recycle) the Expo Markers!

      You can help two sixth grade students save these poor Expo Markers from the trash! Please sign our petition to the makers of Expo Markers today: https://www.change.org/petitions/the-makers-of-expo-dry-erase-markers-take-back-your-markers-for-recycling. Learn more about our work at: http://www.non-toxickids.net/2013/02/students-say-take-back-expo-markers-for.html

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    • Sarah cason LAKE CITY, UNITED STATES
      • 9 days ago

      I am a teacher and kknnow just how many of these teahcer go through.

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    • Penny Olorenshaw BRIGHTON, CANADA
      • 16 days ago

      I hate tossing out perfectly good plastic that could be recycled into other products.

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    • Sara Prince SEYMOUR, IN
      • 28 days ago

      Because there are many many teachers and students that are using this markers and it's a waste just to throw them in the trash!

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    • Quantum Science WASHINGTON, DC
      • about 1 month ago

      Do it, it will be profitable.

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    • Pat Kaplan OAKLAND, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      I am a teacher and am appalled at how many Expo markers are thrown in the trash each day. How about a program to award schools who recycle Expo markers? How about joining Crayola and other marker makers in having a recycling program for these polluting markers? Please help the environment.

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