The death of a marker is a common tragedy in any family household or classroom. However, one Instagrammer’s post could change the fates of dried markers around the world.
The video demonstrates the incredible way to resurrect dried-up markers. Even more incredible: All you need is water.
“Just add a little water to the cap, stand it up for a few hours, and there you go. Back to normal,” she explains.
It’s so easy, it makes you wonder how you didn’t come up with it yourself.
How it’s helping
It also saves you another trip to the store, which reduces gas pollution and saves you time — arguably the most precious commodity there is.
Most markers aren’t made to last. Duke University’s The Chronicle reported that 400 million markers are thrown out every year. Fortunately, companies such as AusPen and Loka are trying to change that.
Knowing what goes where and how can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, there are tons of resources on how to recycle. There are also online services available so you can look up your city’s or town’s recycling guidelines since they can vary by region.
What everyone’s saying
One follower raved, “As a teacher and a mom this is amazing.”
“You just saved me money, thank you!” another said.
“To all the markers I could have saved!” a third declared.
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