Schools have chance to win playground made of recycled materials

TerraCycle announced the return of its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader, and ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the Northeast – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers.

Beginning now through June 13, schools in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland have a chance to win a new playground made completely of recycled material.

To be eligible, the schools must participate in the Oral Care Brigade, a free recycling program run by Colgate and TerraCycle. Schools will earn one “Playground Credit” for each shipment of empty toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, and floss containers sent to TerraCycle. Schools can earn additional Playground Credits by voting online at Last year’s winner was BelovED Community Charter School in Jersey City, New Jersey with a total of 178,303 Playground Credits earned.

This year’s school with the most Playground Credits will be announced as the winner by July 15 and the grand prize playground will be installed during the 2015/2016 back-to-school season. The first and second runner-up schools, as well as six honorable mention participants, will be awarded various upcycled prizes and ShopRite® gift cards.

In addition to donating gift cards for the runner-up schools, ShopRite is also encouraging community participation in the contest with displays throughout its stores.

For instructions on how to participate in the Recycled Playground Challenge, please visit or your local ShopRite retailer.

To learn more about the Colgate Oral Care Brigade™ program and to sign up, please visit


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