Nyla Wins OSBRC Family Day Prize Draw!

February 24, 2016

Students from Springfield Public School wear neon colours for National Battery Day! Nyla of Springfield won the OSBRC Family Day Prize Draw and a Trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!

Springfield, ON – On February 18th, Sarah Lacharity of Raw Materials Company along with friends Wiley and Craig, paid a visit to Springfield Public School to award Nyla with a Family Trip to Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!

Nyla’s school is participating in the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge and they are competing against 124 other schools in the Province to see which school can recycle the most batteries. The purpose of the challenge is to educate children and their families about the proper way to handle and store batteries in the home and why it’s important to recycle them when they no longer hold a charge.

Students that participate in the challenge can sign up to complete Student Missions for a chance to win prizes. Students that completed five missions by Family Day on February 15th were entered into a special draw for a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge.

Nyla was presented with a supersized post card at a National Battery Day assembly at her school and along with her classmates; she got a chance to meet Wiley, Great Wolf Lodge’s popular mascot.

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge started on the first day of Waste Reduction Week (October 19, 2015) and runs until Earth Day on April 22, 2016. The top three schools in the Province will walk away with a share of a Provincial prize pool and a portion of the program’s proceeds will also be donated to SickKids Hospital Foundation on behalf of all schools at the end of the challenge.

So far, these Ontario schools have recycled over 12,000 Kgs. At this rate, the prize pool is estimated to reach $10,000 by the end of the Challenge. Springfield Public School is currently one of the program’s top three collectors.

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.

Used batteries make up less than 1% of all waste found in municipal landfills. That 1% of batteries is responsible for 88% of all the toxic heavy metals found in the landfill.

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