Frederick Irwin Anglican School students recycle oral health care products

Frederick Irwin Anglican School students Lucy Pedder-Newman, Freya Hunter and Emily Van Breda with teacher Katrina Wade.
Frederick Irwin Anglican School students Lucy Pedder-Newman, Freya Hunter and Emily Van Breda with teacher Katrina Wade.

FREDERICK Irwin Anglican School has launched a recycling drive for oral health care products at the Meadow Springs primary school campus.

To help children champion recycling and sustainability, Colgate, Chemist Warehouse and TerraCycle launched the 2018 Colgate Community Garden Challenge to give students the chance to win one of five recycled community garden sets to grow their own vegetables.

Eco-Committee leader and Year 3 teacher Katrina Wade said the inspiration to join the challenge came after a small group of primary school teachers went to a Sustainable Schools meeting for educators in the Peel Region.

“While at the meeting, we saw a need for Frederick Irwin to review the way we dispose of our rubbish at the school,” she said.

“We decided on the Colgate Community Challenge as it was a little bit unusual, and we loved the idea of competing for an opportunity to win a new community garden, while recycling as well.

“Our school would love to win a recycled community garden set as we are looking forward to teaching everyone where food comes from, that it’s not grown on the supermarket shelves.”

Running from March 23 to October 31, schools can earn garden points by sending oral care waste to TerraCycle and by earning online votes from their community.