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Annotated Bibliography: Coloring Can Change Lives

Satisfactory Essays
Crystal Hsu
Ms. Dinh
English 9H, Period 2
17 November 2015
Annotated Bibliography
"Coloring Can Change Lives: Crayon Collection Founder Sheila Michail Morovati." Interview by Kristin Cruz. Motivation. BlogTalkRadio. New York, New York, 6 Oct. 2015. Radio.

In the radio interview, “Coloring Can Change Lives” with Crayon Collection Founder Sheila Michail Morovati, Kristin Cruz discusses the inspiration for the founding of the Crayon Collection. The interviewer, as well as the interviewee, explain an upcoming crayon event, the vision for Crayon Collection, and how to support the cause. This account is helpful to my research since my group is donating our recycled crayons to this company. Furthermore, it presents information about the amount of crayons produced, how many are thrown away each year, and how this affects the environment. For example, Morovati says, “They [crayons] take 10 years to decompose and so it’s really horrible for the environment…” (Cruz). We will use this information to show the benefit and the harm of the petroleum-based art supplies in landfills.

"Paraffin Wax." Britannica
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The author explains the benefits of the art supplies, the environmental problems resulting from a large amount of crayon wax in landfills, and how donating the crayons will benefit the environment. This information provides general facts about crayon waste, which is helpful for my research because the problem our project is based on the negative effects of discarding crayons. The reason companies recycle crayons is because, “The wax from crayons is not biodegradable and will never break down, leaving a waxy sludge in our landfills for centuries to come” (“What We Do”, Paragraph 2). We will use this information to explain to others why it is a smart choice to give unused crayons to companies like Crayon
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