Recycle -- Help the Earth -- Help Lincoln School
Lincoln School is helping to save our environment through an innovative recycling program. Since the fall of 2010, Lincoln School has been a TerraCycle Brigade participant, which means we are collecting specific non-recyclable packaging as a way to raise money. This collection program educates our children about reusing, provides a source of fund raising for the school and most importantly, saves tons of garbage from ending up in a landfill.
Below are the guidelines for all the Brigade collections at Lincoln School.
NEW Writing Implement Brigade - which accepts any type of writing instrument. Dried up markers, sharpies, and pens can be sent to school. TerraCycle will convert the empty writing instruments and packaging into other fun and innovative products. And, we get paid for recycling, what could be better?
Juice Pouch Brigade – which accepts any brand of juice pouch; currently being collected in
the cafeteria but can be sent in from home (see video podcast for detailed example on how to
clean these pouches)
Chip Bag Brigade – which accepts any brand and any size snack bag
Cookie Bag Brigade – which accepts any brand and any size cookie package
Spreads Brigade – which accepts any brand and any size of spread tubs and lids (ie. Butter, margarine and cream cheese spread tubs)
AVEENO Beauty Brigade – which accepts any brand and any type of personal care/beauty tubes. (ie. Any tubes of lotion, facial wash tubes, body wash tubes and hair gel tubes)
Elmer's Glue Crew Brigade – which accepts any brand glue stick or glue bottle. There will be collection bins in the class room but feel free to collect these items and send them in from home.
Colgate Oral Care Brigade- which accepts any brand used toothpaste tubes, used toothbrushes and plastic toothbrush packaging (excluding the cardboard see detailed video
Neosporin Brigade – which accepts any brand first aid cream tubes.
Ziploc Brigade – which accepts any brand and any size ziploc-type bag, please ensure that the bags are not wet when sent in for recycling; tiny crumbs and a slight smudges are acceptable (see video podcast for a detailed example).
The TerraCycle Brigade programs are a fun and easy way for us to empower our children tomake a difference locally while at the same time learning about the importance of recycling and reusing. Thank you in advance for helping us reduce the amount of waste going to landfills and raise money. Your participation in a key part of our efforts. Think GREEN. Be GREEN. Help our planet one recycled item at a time!