Central Kids Tairua has signed up to the TerraCycle New Zealand Recycling programme. This means we are now a drop off point for Oral Waste in our community. With every 5kg we collect, we then send it to a facility that breaks it down and turns the waste into products for communities like bench seats, rubbish bins and reusable bags.
This is another great initiative to double the impact on our learning for sustainability journey. So, bring all of your oral care waste products to us for recycling. Yes, even used toothbrushes and no it doesn’t have to be Colgate products only, we take everything even down to the cardboard box your toothpaste comes in. We are also collecting yoghurt pouches, Glad Wrap and Glad Bags to send away for recycling.
Did you know? Your yoghurt pouches can be washed and filled up with water, then if you pop them in the freezer, they can be used as icepacks for tamariki. They are the perfect size for children’s bumps and bruises.
We are now on board with the Paper4Trees kaupapa. The paper we recycle is recorded in a database online, and for regularly recycling all of our paper waste, we earn one native tree or plant. Hopefully within the next few weeks, we will get our delivery of Paper4Trees recycling bins…. exciting!!
In the photos below you will see tamariki transferring food waste into the Bokashi at the end of the day.