Brush­ing up on re­cy­cling

Kalamunda Reporter - - Sport -

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.

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