Brushing up on recycling
STUDENTS at Falls Road Primary School are busy collecting toothpaste tubes and old toothbrushes for their chance to win one of five recycled community garden sets as part of a national recycling competition.
Between March 23 and October 31, the Colgate community garden challenge invites pre-primary and secondary schools nationwide to collect all brands of oral care waste and send it to TerraCycle, which will give the waste a second life by creating new products.
Falls Road PS Year 3 teacher Danielle Bunter said the competition was already having a positive impact on the local community.
“We’re thrilled to be involved in the competition because it encourages a recycling mindset in the homes of our students,” she said.
“When students are involved they take ownership, live more consciously and encourage others to be waste wise.”
Ms Bunter said a recycled community garden set would boost the school’s sustainability projects.
“We’d use the garden set to create an edible garden for each class, and would put the prize money toward tools for our Waste Wise team to care for our worm farms and gardens.”
The Kalamunda community is encouraged to drop their used oral care products at Falls Road Primary School to be recycled and vote for them every day at www.terracycle.com.au/colgategardenvoting.
Students from Falls Road PS are collecting oral care waste.