A Sydney school is taking part in a nationwide program for the chance to win a playground made entirely from recycled beauty products.
Garnier has joined with global recycling and upcycling pioneers TerraCycle to give Australians the chance to recycle their used beauty products for free, and Yarrawarrah Public School in Sydney’s southern suburbs is one of schools taking part in the competition.
Yarrawarrah Public School teacher Fay Prideaux said it was important "to spread the word about recycling through student and community participation”.
“We need to take better care of our planet,” she said.
“As a teacher, I’m aware this generation is going to see major negative impacts if we don’t try to reverse our habits of consuming and disposing.”
The 2017 Garnier & TerraCycle Recycled Playground Competition is part of the broader Beauty Products Recycling Program sponsored by the L’Oréal Australia Group.
TerraCycle will collect and recycle the used beauty products sent in, and can be turned into sustainable products such as park benches, watering cans and even playgrounds.
The program accepts any brand of empty cosmetics, skin care and hair care packaging. By collecting used beauty products and sending them to TerraCycle, collectors can also raise two cents per piece of waste collected, which can be donated to their chosen school, charity or not-for-profit.