Sherwood school needs your help
The kids at Sherwood School are diverting the Waipukurau community's oral care waste from landfill for a chance to win one of two recycled community garden sets, as part a national recycling competition run by Colgate and global recyclers TerraCycle.
Between August 1 and November 16, the Colgate Community Garden Challenge invites preschools, 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.
Two recycled community garden sets will be awarded to two schools, with each set including one garden bed, one park bench and one bin, plus a $300 gardening voucher to buy seeds and plants. Besides showing how recycled materials can be used as a sustainable alternative to virgin plastic, Colgate and TerraCycle hope the sets will promote gardening and healthy eating among schools.
Michelle Goodman from Sherwood School said joining the Colgate Community Garden Challenge has been a great opportunity to promote recycling in the community.
“As an Enviroschool, we're always running recycling initiatives. The Colgate Community Garden Challenge has been another opportunity to take our recycling efforts even further,” Ms Goodman said.
“The competition has also allowed us to include our families and community in the project. Even though our school only has 25 students, we hope we still might win a recycled community garden set.”
The Waipukurau community is encouraged to drop their used oral care products at Sherwood School to be recycled, and vote for them every day online at