P&G's Febreze Partners with TerraCycle and Tesco to Provide a School Playground made of Recycled Plastic

Wooler First School, Northumberland unveils their new playground made from recycled plastic
Friday, May 11, 2018 3:51 pm BST


Last summer, P&G's Febreze, TerraCycle and Tesco partnered to give schools in the UK a chance to win a playground made from recycled plastic. Community members were encouraged to get involved and help their local schools win by voting for them in a national competition.

Wooler First School Recycled Playground

P&G are proud to announce that the winning school is Wooler First School, Wooler, Northumberland.  Wooler’s pupils mounted an impressive and enthusiastic campaign to encourage local votes, including a music video.  The school received the highest number of votes and won the grand prize.

Wooler First School unveiled their very own recycled plastic playground on 24 April at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by the children of the school, parents, and representatives from Febreze, TerraCycle and Tesco.

Wooler First School Recycled playground ribbon cutting ceremony

The recycled playground has been built mainly with parts made from recycled plastic lumber from kerbside recycling waste collected in the UK that includes milk bottles, plastic drink bottles, plastic food trays and containers. Construction of a playground made from recycled plastic shows the possibilities of circular economy, with everyday use plastic waste being turned into a playing field.

Scott Popham, Senior Communications Manager at P&G comments:  “We hope that the construction of a playground made from recycled plastic will help raise awareness of the issue of plastic recycling amongst the youngest in the UK. We want to expand the program to reach more schools around the country to ensure we spread the message of the importance of recycling and engage communities in a fun activity.’’

Mike Deane-Hall, Headteacher at Wooler First Schoolcommented:  ‘’We are proud and thankful to our community who rallied together to secure this fantastic win for our school. Wooler First School families are very excited for the unveil of our own sustainable playground. Teaching our youngest children about recycling is important for us as for many years we have championed recycling in our community with the children taking the lead  - the new playground will help us show that waste doesn’t have to end up in the bin!’’