Schools can win by recycling

KEEP THEM CLEAN: Dr Rabbit gets to work teaching Arotia (left) and Kearoa Kora the positives of brushing teeth. Primary schools can win a recycled park bench and $1000 by enterting the Bright Smiles, Bright Future competition. File picture

TERRACYCLE and Colgate are calling all primary schools in New Zealand to take part in the 2017 Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures (BSBF) recycling competition.

The BSBF programme aims to educate children on good dental care habits and includes information on how to do their bit for the environment through recycling.

The competition encourages schools to recycle their waste from teeth cleaning for free through New Zealand Post.

Accepted items include toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers and outer packaging, which are recycled into products such as park benchs and recycling bins.

For every used item collected, a donation of two cents will be made to the participating school.

Colgate will also award $1000 and a recycled park bench customised with the kids’ drawings to the school that has registered to receive BSBF education kits and sends in the most waste before November 1.

The BSBF education kit is a curriculum-based resource that has been developed by teachers and dental professionals to encourage students to take responsibility for their own dental health.

The programme DVD shows mascot Dr Rabbit and the Tooth Defenders encouraging children to save Tooth City from the evil villain, Placulus, by adopting healthy habits such as brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and limiting snacking.

Participating schools that have received BSBF education kits will find a guide on how to engage students with the recycling programme, a poster to track each classroom’s collections, ‘recycling champions’ stickers to give to students who bring in waste, and a letter to inform parents of the school’s initiative.

Primary schools that want to take part can visit www.terracycle.co.nz to learn more about TerraCycle’s recycling programmes or check out www.terracycle.co.nz/bsbf-schools to learn more about the BSBF recycling programme and for full terms and conditions.

TERRACYCLE and Colgate are calling all primary schools in New Zealand to take part in the 2017 Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures (BSBF) recycling competition.

The BSBF programme aims to educate children on good dental care habits and includes information on how to do their bit for the environment through recycling.

The competition encourages schools to recycle their waste from teeth cleaning for free through New Zealand Post.

Accepted items include toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers and outer packaging, which are recycled into products such as park benchs and recycling bins.

For every used item collected, a donation of two cents will be made to the participating school.

Colgate will also award $1000 and a recycled park bench customised with the kids’ drawings to the school that has registered to receive BSBF education kits and sends in the most waste before November 1.

The BSBF education kit is a curriculum-based resource that has been developed by teachers and dental professionals to encourage students to take responsibility for their own dental health.

The programme DVD shows mascot Dr Rabbit and the Tooth Defenders encouraging children to save Tooth City from the evil villain, Placulus, by adopting healthy habits such as brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and limiting snacking.

Participating schools that have received BSBF education kits will find a guide on how to engage students with the recycling programme, a poster to track each classroom’s collections, ‘recycling champions’ stickers to give to students who bring in waste, and a letter to inform parents of the school’s initiative.

Primary schools that want to take part can visit www.terracycle.co.nz to learn more about TerraCycle’s recycling programmes or check out www.terracycle.co.nz/bsbf-schools to learn more about the BSBF recycling programme and for full terms and conditions.

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