Honora Wins OSBRC Great Wolf Lodge Family Day Prize Draw!
March 9, 2017
On an unseasonably warm March morning, Wiley the Wolf ventured far from his den to pay a special visit to St. Cecilia Catholic School in Toronto to present a sixth grade student named Honora with a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls.
St. Cecilia is participating in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, a recycling competition between 125 elementary and secondary schools across the Province. As part of the Challenge, students can complete missions for a chance to win individual prizes. For the third time in as many years, Honora completed all five missions to become an official Battery Boss. Honora’s name was selected on Family Day and together with her classmates, she was presented with her prize at a school assembly earlier today.
"We're so happy for Honora," said Sarah Lacharity of Raw Materials Company. "She's been engaged in this Challenge since it first started three years ago and it's just great to see her rewarded for her hard work and continued participation in the program."
The Challenge is put on by Raw Materials Company, a battery recycling facility in Port Colborne. The purpose of the Challenge is to teach students and their families about the proper way to handle and store household batteries and why it’s important to recycle them when they no longer hold a charge. The Challenge started on the first day of Waste Reduction Week in October and finishes up on the Friday before Earth Day, April 21, 2017.
At the end of the Challenge, the top three schools will receive a portion of a provincial prize pool with 10% reserved for a donation to the SickKids Foundation on behalf of all OSBRC participants. The OSBRC has grown significantly over the past three years and this year schools are on pace to recycle more than ever. With six weeks remaining in the Challenge, schools have already recycled more than 650,000 household batteries.
For more information about the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, please visit www.rawmaterials.com/ontario-school-recycling-challenge
Proceeds for the collection and recycling of the batteries are made available through the Orange Drop program that is funded by primary battery manufacturers. For more information please visit www.makethedrop.ca
About Raw Materials Company:
Raw Materials Company is an industry leading battery-recycling company. RMC was established in 1985 and employs 50 people in the community of Port Colborne, Ontario. RMC is an approved transporter and processor under the Stewardship Ontario Battery Incentive Program.
Did you know?
Zinc is one of the world's most commonly used metals. Approximately 30% of the zinc today comes from recycled sources. Raw Materials Company is able to recover zinc from the batteries that you recycle. The zinc we recover is then reused as micronutrients in fertilizer to grow corn for biofuel.
As a result of RMC's recycled materials, farmers are able to increase their yields by over 20 bushels per acre. This is important considering our growing population and the need to make efficient use of our existing farmland.
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