Thinkabit World of Work and Robocrafting Labs

The mission of the Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ at Virginia Tech, National Capital Region, is to serve Washington, D.C. area students, teachers, administrators, parents, and collaborators in technical career exploration and the hands-on electronic and programming foundations of IOT and Smart Cities sensors, actuators, and data collection and analysis. In doing so, we are preparing our future STEM workforce and our increasingly diverse, technology-driven community for jobs that may not yet exist. VT-Thinkabit will work with like-minded teams, organizations and individuals interested in promoting curiosity, innovation, creativity, and students’ self-actualization and self-determination.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Recycling Dry-Erase Markers

We have almost 600 square feet of whiteboard spaces in our Lab, using 60 dry erase markers a day.  We started recycling at least one marker a day in 2018.


DON’T CHUCK THOSE MARKERS.

15 pounds of dead markers that will NOT end up in landfills or our oceans. Did you know that Crayola has a program called ColorCycle? Crayola ColorCycle will accept all brands of plastic markers, not just Crayola markers. That includes dry erase markers & highlighters. If you collect the dead markers, they’ll send you a free shipping label & youcan ship them back to Crayola to be recycled! Link to get started with this program: http://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx This program is currently in the US & parts of Canada, check the FAQ's website  www.crayola.com/colorcycle/frequently-asked-questions.aspx  

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