Sher­wood school needs your help

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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

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