STUDENTS from Aranmore Catholic Primary School are brushing up on their recycling skills.
The Year 6 students are collecting toothbrushes, floss and other oral hygiene products to help the environment and raise money for their school.
Aranmore recently launched its environmental program with help from TerraCycle, a waste collection organisation that collects hard-to-recycle materials and turns them into affordable green products.
Year 6 student Yulo Palma said his family always recycled what they could at home.
“I think it helps the environment to reuse stuff instead of just buying new stuff,” Yulo said.
Fellow student Laura Marum said rubbish would pile up if people did not find a way to reuse it in some way.
“I think it’s important to recycle,” Laura said.
“When you recycle the rubbish it gets made into other stuff.”
Their teacher Morgan Foster said used oral hygiene products could be used to make pencil cases, bags and even furniture.
The school is also collecting batteries, printer cartridges, aluminium and general paper items.