Hillcrest Elementary School PTO Wins Honorable Mention In Recycling Contest

Hillcrest Elementary PTO won an honorable mention in the “Recycled Playground Challenge,” sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive, ShopRite and TerraCycle.

Hillcrest Elementary PTO earned a total of 907 Playground Credits by recycling waste and through online voting to place in the contest. The honorable mention prize winner will receive a $150 Shoprite Gift Card, 500 Colgate kids’ toothbrushes, and 500 Colgate kids’ toothpaste tubes.

The Recycled Playground Challenge launched in March 2016 among schools throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland. The schools entered participate in the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program, a free recycling program operated by Colgate and TerraCycle. During the contest, participating schools earned one Playground Credit for each unit of oral care waste, such as empty toothpaste tubes and floss containers, sent to TerraCycle for recycling. Schools earned additional Playground Credits by encouraging parents and teachers to vote online.

“On behalf of Colgate, I am pleased to congratulate the students, parents and faculty of Hillcrest Elementary PTO on being named an honorable mention in the Recycled Playground Challenge,” Colgate’s North American president, Juan Pablo Zamorano, said in a press relesase. “The energy and passion they put into protecting the environment has truly made a difference.”

The Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program is an ongoing activity, open to any individual, family, school or community group.  For each piece of waste sent in using a pre-paid shipping label, participants earn money toward donations to the school or charity of their choice. To learn more about the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program program, please visit www.terracycle.com.


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