Fourteenth Avenue School will soon enjoy a new playground made from student-recycled products
by Brick City Live Staff/March 9, 2017
A new playground will soon come to Fourteenth Avenue School in Newark, and it will be made entirely of recycled products, some of which were sourced from the students’ own recycling efforts.
In an announcement event earlier this week, Neil Greenstein, owner and operator of ShopRite of Newark, joined representatives from Colgate and Trenton-based recycling and waste management company Terracycle, Fourteenth Avenue School teachers and the school’s principal, Alyson Barillari, to celebrate both the program and the new playground it will yield.
Neil Greenstein, owner and operator of the ShopRite of Newark, talks about the playground ShopRite and Colgate will donate to the Fourteenth Avenue School in Newark. Image courtesy BML Public Relations
Shoprite and Colgate are joining forces to donate the playground. Via Colgate’s Oral Care Recycling Program, a collaboration between Colgate and Terracycle, students are being encouraged to learn sustainable habits by recycling old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers. The playground, expected to be unveiled in April, will not only be a facilities upgrade for the students to enjoy, but will also demonstrate how recycling can manifest in large-scale products they can actually use.
Terracycle, a private company founded in 2001, works with brands to create recycling and education programs and curricula around the country, and has executed the playground program with Colgate for other schools through its Recycled Playground Challenge.
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