Elmer’s Glue Crew: Don’t Toss the Glue Containers! #BagitForward #GlueCrew

A few weeks ago, I was excited to share my Bag it Forward experience with you.  This week, we got to do something additional with the program, although a bit of a different spin- something I’d never heard of, but now that I know, will be encouraging everyone to participate in. 

Elmer’s Glue Crew is a program that recycles glue containers.  Stop and think for a moment, how many containers of glue and glue sticks any school, art program, craft program may use in a given calendar year.  That’s a LOT of containers.  Why not recycle them? 

In fact, why not have some fun and repurpose an otherwise unwanted box into a collection bin and encourage people to bring their glue containers to your school?  This could make for some great lessons on recycling, caring for our earth, and a really fun (rewarding!) class project!

Interested yet?  What if I tell you that your classroom can earn PRIZES for collecting containers?  Sign your classroom up now (parents, tempting as this is, if you aren’t able to commit to helping with it be sure to check with your child’s teacher first so you aren’t adding to their workload!!) – I know when we finally start schoool in a few weeks I will be offering to sign both of my kids’ classrooms up! 

Turn empty bottles into

fulfilling lessons.

As the 2010-2011 school year begins, Elmer’s Glue Crew Recycling Program® is calling for your classroom’s empty glue bottles and glue sticks. With classrooms from all 50 states participating, we hope to exceed our goal of 3 million glue bottles and glue sticks this year. Thanks to your dedication to teach the importance of recycling, we’re getting closer to that goal every day!
 Now, there are two ways you can return your empties:

Materials you need to make a Glue Crew Collection Container:
*a box, a bin, a bucket, a bag

*your creativity

*perhaps some crafty items to make your collection box look fun

That’s it. 

What are you waiting for?  Start a box at home!  Check out what Terracycle does with the glue containers!
And check out our This Moment story about shopping for Elmer’s Project Popperz and 3D Jumbo Paint Pens- Glitter

This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Elmer’s #BagItForward #collectivebias

About the author: I’m a 30-something mom to three, brand ambassador. content creator, social media maven, blogger extraordinaire, earth lover, butcher, baker, candlestick maker (or something along those lines) – love word games, crafting, cake decorating or shooting pictures.

2 comments… add one
  • Yay! I hope you collect a ton of bottles for recycling!
  • I love this idea. I am going to have my classroom make collection boxes for the school!

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