Planet killing crayons

Cassandra came home with a couple of packs of Crayola “Twistables” crayons for the kids as stocking stuffers. Rainbow Set of 8 You really can’t see it very easily in the picture, but instead of the ol’ skool type of crayons I had as a kid with the crayons wrapped in paper, these things are wrapped in a very thick clear plastic.  The crayons themselves are thinner than the original ones as well, so you are getting less crayon. 

I can’t stress enough how thick the plastic is on these things.  Now I know why they are doing this so that you don’t break the crayons, but isn’t that part of the fun?  I used to love snapping new crayons in half and looking at the inner core.  They made such a satisfying “snap” sound. 

I digress.  These crayons can’t be refilled once they are used up, so all you are left with is these plastic crayon exoskeletons.  I am betting these casings can’t be recycled either, so they will just end up in a landfill somewhere which is completely unnecessary. 

Needless to say, these crayons are getting sent back to the store for a set of old fashioned crayons (wait did I say OLD fashioned?  Crap…).

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