10th Annual OSBRC Begins Today!

October 15, 2023

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, by Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd., kicked off its 10th annual Challenge today. The OSBRC will run until May 10, 2024.

The purpose of the Challenge is to teach students and their families about the proper way to handle and store household batteries at home. It also gives students, teachers, and their families a convenient place to recycle their batteries throughout the school year.

The OSBRC has many resources to help teachers educate students about different types of batteries and how to tape the terminals on the ones that require it. Each time a student recycles a battery, Environmental 360 Solutions Ltd. will make a donation to a prize pool that will payout in the following ways:

OSBRC Pledge Prize | 60% of the Prize Pool

A school that recycles 1.36 kilograms for every student and staff enrolled will meet its OSBRC Pledge. 1.36 kilograms is what the average Canadian household accumulates in a single year. The OSBRC Pledge prize is worth 60% of the prize pool and will be split equally among all schools that meet or exceed their Pledge.

Environmental Award | 10%

Schools can also submit a video or description of all of the ways they’re making a difference in their community for a chance to win the E360S Environmental Award. At the end of the Challenge, we'll review all the submissions and select one lucky winner!

SickKids Foundation | 30%

As always, the OSBRC will donate 30% of the prize pool to the SickKids Foundation at the end of the Challenge on behalf of all participants.

Student Mission Draws

Students can win prizes for doing Student Missions. There are three draws during the year. The first draw is December 8th and it’s for a chance to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards.

The second draw is right before Family Day on February 20, 2024. This is an exclusive draw for Battery Bosses - students that have completed all five battery missions. The lucky winner of this draw will win a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!

The final draw for a chance to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards will take place on Earth Day – April 22, 2024.

Best of luck this year!

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