Trash diverted into treasure at A.G. Baillie Memorial School

TerraCycle GoGo SqueeZ Include USA Lunchmate Febreze
Noah Fievet and Sam Wagner, students at A.G. Baillie Memorial School, show the recyclables collected by the school that will be turned into new products, while also raising money for the school.
NEW GLASGOW – A.G. Baillie Memorial School is in the running to win a new garden and a picnic table, made from recycled materials collected by students.
The New Glasgow elementary school has been collecting Lunchmate containers and squeeze pouches for several years, with the materials being sent to recycling company TerraCycle.
That company takes packaging that’s typically not recycled and turns it into new products, diverting it from landfills and incinerators.
The waste collected is melted into plastic pellets that can be moulded into such things as pencil cases, Frisbees, benches, picnic tables and playgrounds.
For each piece of waste sent in, participants earn points that can be translated into cash donations to the school.