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

This petition will be delivered to:

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, VT

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
    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. New Video: Save the Expo Markers!

      Katy Farber
      Petition Organizer
      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

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures
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      Katy Farber
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    6. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Katie Mccathy AUGUSTA, GA
      • 4 days ago

      the energy expended to recycle is totally worth it in the long run so we can still farm the lands, not landfills.

    • Heather Sowder KILLEEN, TX
      • 11 days ago

      I don't like my children to see so much waste. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

    • Claire Scott FREDERICK, MD
      • 16 days ago

      Look at Terracycle!!!!!! You can do this and it is totally free. Terracycle is a great program, and easy to institute. I started it in my school!

    • Delvin Wilson COVINGTON, GA
      • 25 days ago

      I am a teacher and use a class set of markers almost weekly. I have been saving dry erase markers for almost two years now because the waste is ridiculous.

    • Leslie Foster HONOLULU, HI
      • 27 days ago

      These markers are very short lived and can be less guilt related if we can recycle or "refill". (I've never been able to get one to "recharge".) I use chalk because of my poor experiences with dry erase pens not lasting.


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