Today’s Tip from The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference: Buy some new crayons.
Crayons are often made of paraffin wax, a product made from non-renewable petroleum sources. Some paraffin-based crayons might contain asbestos, a health and environmental hazard that helps strengthen the paraffin and bond the coloring agents. Instead, choose crayons made from soybean oil. Soy is a renewable resource that is completely biodegradable; it’s also non-toxic, so you won’t have to worry if the crayons end up in your child’s mouth. Soy crayons are available almost everywhere crayons are sold.
I saw this clever idea on reusing pop can tabs and thought it was genius! Pretty self-explanatory — start saving your tabs!
See all of the other tips in our Go Green series.