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Upper Main Arm School’s recyclers . Photo supplied.
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Main Arm Upper Primary School have entered into a comp to win a recycled playground worth $45,000. You can vote online for them here.

The school is part of the 2017 TerraCycle Recycled Playground competition, which encourages recycling of hard-to-dispose-of waste by awarding points for the school that collects the most used beauty products – cosmetics, hair care and skin care packaging.

The community can help Main Arm students by bringing used beauty products to a special collection station at Santos Organics, the school, or the Main Arm Shop by December 1. You can also vote online at www.garnier.com.au/playground up to once per day until 8 December.

If successful, the playground will be made out of recycled beauty products, with the waste collected being melted down and reused, avoiding its being sent to landfill.

Heather Pheloung of the P&C says, ‘Our school really needs a new playground.’

‘While our P&C actively fundraises throughout the year, it would take a number of years to be able to raise enough money for a new playground, as we have so many competing needs for the funds.

‘Initially we felt that we couldn’t compete with all the larger urban schools, but then we thought if we are determined and work together as a community then we can see this miracle happen for our students.

‘You can help by bringing as many used beauty products to Santos or our school and by voting online as much as you can, it’s a win-win for our school, community and the environment after all,’ concluded Heather.

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