Our students are on the lookout for toothpaste bottles and boxes. Why you ask? They are undertaking an oral Hygiene Waste Recycling Drive.
Over 30 million toothbrushes alone are thrown out by Australians each year, amounting to approximately 1000 tonnes of landfill each year! We can help reduce that number with your help, all you need to do is bring any brand of used toothpaste tubes or bottles and caps, toothbrushes, floss containers, and toothbrush and toothpaste tube packaging to school. But you can’t bring electric toothbrushes or parts for them.
Oral hygiene waste like this is something that can’t normally be recycled, and usually just ends up in landfill. Our College however is collecting them and sending them to a company called TerraCycle to be up-cycled into new things like pencil cases or wrapper board which can be used to make products like picture frames and pin boards. They also turning plastic waste into pellets which is used to create new sustainable plastic products.
Help us make a difference. Collections are taking place from 13 May.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast