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Recycled outdoor classroom competition

In an effort to drive awareness of the importance of recycling and encourage outdoor learning, waste management company TerraCycle has launched a national competition that sees trash turned to treasure, with a giveaway of five recycled outdoor classrooms.

TerraCycle has partnered with Procter and Gamble (P&G) brands Fairy and Ambi Pur for an in-store competition taking place at Woolworths supermarkets.

Customers who purchase any Fairy or Ambi Pur product between 1-28 May 2019 and scan their Rewards card are automatically placed in the draw to win an outdoor classroom made of recycled materials for their nominated school.

As well as encouraging outdoor learning, the classrooms will demonstrate how recycled materials can be turned into new and innovative products.

The competition aims to promote Fairy and Ambi Pur’s new Dish & Air Care Recycling Program, a global partnership responsible for producing the world’s first shampoo bottle made from recovered beach plastics.

The Dish & Air Care Recycling Program allows Australians to collect and ship all brands of dishwashing products and air fresheners free-of-charge to TerraCycle to help raise money for their school.

TerraCycle will shred, wash and melt them down into raw materials to be used as an alternative to virgin plastic.

“P&G is committed to not only designing superior products, but also to making a positive difference and encouraging responsible consumption of our brands. We are proud to introduce a solution that makes not only Fairy and Ambi Pur but all brands of dish care and air care packaging 100% recyclable in Australia,” said Procter & Gamble Vice President and Managing Director Vivek Gupta.

The Recycling ProgramThe Dish & Air Care Recycling Program accepts all brands of dishwashing liquid bottles and caps, dishwashing tablet flexible packaging (including snap locks and zip locks), air freshener aerosol cans and spray bottles (including spray and trigger heads), plug-in air fresheners and refills, as well as clip-on car fresheners, refills and outer product packaging.

To recycle in this program, people can sign up for free at the TerraCycle website, and then collect all brands of dishwashing products and air fresheners in any old cardboard box.

When the box in full, they can log on to download a free Australia Post shipping label, stick it to the box and bring it to their nearest post office, free of charge. Additionally, for each piece of dish care and air care waste sent to TerraCycle, collectors earn a $0.02 donation toward their nominated Australian school or non-profit organisation.

Globally, over US $21 million has been raised for schools and non-profit organisations worldwide through TerraCycle’s free recycling programs.

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