Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Dad Collects Leftover Crayons From Restaurants, What He Does With Them… WOW.

One of the best parts about going to a restaurant as a kid - besides the chicken fingers - was getting crayons and a placemat to color on while the adults talked about boring stuff. In 2011, Bryan Ware was out to dinner and noticed his children coloring - but it brought a question to his mind.

“I wondered, ‘What happens to these crayons after we leave if we don’t take them with us?'" Ware said in an interview. He asked, and found that every crayon gets thrown away after one use.

Surely, he thought, there must be something better and less wasteful to do with them. That's when he came up with this most excellent idea.

These are Ware's kids with their crayons, which would be thrown away after one use.

Ware started taking the crayons with him, and encouraged others to do the same.

Two years later, he founded The Crayon Initiative.

The nonprofit organization repurposes old crayons, from restaurants or schools.

First, they peel them and separate them by color.Then, they melt them down.

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