Upcoming Events: today is a great day to start collecting......
Month of March - TEMS will be collecting Used Markers (all brands, shapes & sizes)
A collection box will be located in the front entrance lobby
It’s a special program called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy! more info
Month of April: Used Crayon Collection
TEMS will be collecting Used CRAYONS (all brands, shapes & sizes)
Friday, April 21st - TEMS is Celebrating Earth Day with a Waste Free Lunch Day
Month of May: Oral Care Recycling
This month the 6th Grade Green Initiative is collecting used Oral Care Products
Accepted: (ANY BRAND) Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers.
Not Accepted: Electric toothbrushes, battery toothbrushes, and/or their parts.
A Recycling bin will be located at the front entrance of school May 1st - May 31st.
What happens to the waste ? Once collected, the tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products.
In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure all excess product has been removed (i.e. leftover toothpaste or floss). Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to recycling.
Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, & floss containers.
June (through the last day of school): Batteries
Thank you in advance for participating! With your help, we can minimize the need for landfills.
**The 6th Grade Green Initiative would like to Thank You for ALL the wonderful towel donations for the SPCA**