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The Great Garbage Challenge


The Toronto Star

April 2010

 

The Great Garbage Challenge

How can we cut down on the amount of garbage we produce?

Ontario elementary and secondary school students and classes, send in your ideas! Enter The Great Garbage Challenge, Trash Talkís student contest.

Do you see a garbage or recycling problem at your school or at home or in your municipality?

Do you have an idea for an invention that will make recycling easier? Is there something that people throw away that you think should be reused? Can you think of a way to make people stop littering?

Send your ideas in writing and, if you wish, include photos or drawings, by email to trashtalk@thestar.ca or send your ideas by post to Trash Talk, New in Homes & Condos, 1 Yonge St., 5th Floor, Toronto, ON M5E 1E6.

Tell us about the garbage problem you want to change. Give your solution. And tell us how you would make sure your idea works.

Donít forget to include your name, school, address, email and contact phone number.

The deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010, so you have one month. A panel of three judges will select the winners, who will be announced in Trash Talk on Saturday, June 5.

Individual students or classes are eligible to submit their ideas. The prizes will go to the studentsí classes and schools.

First prize includes a $500 gift certificate from Loblaws to purchase plants and trees; a Worm Chalet composter worth $199.95 from Cathyís Crawly Composters; and a school screening of Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home (Toronto filmmaker Andrew Nisker will attend the show if the winning school is in the GTA.)

Loblaws will also provide $250 in gift certificates for second- and third-prize winners, and Nisker will award DVD copies of his film.

For entry guidelines, rules, and a complete list of prizes, please visit www.thestar.com/contests.

First Prizes

A $500 Loblaws garden centre gift certificate; Cathyís Crawly Composter Worm Chalet with worms plus instructional DVD (retail value, $225); free screening of Toronto documentary filmmaker Andrew Niskerís Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home with Nisker attending; six Bento-style Original Laptop Lunch Sets for littrerless lunches and a custom digital guide to healthy eating from Borden Communications + Design ($500); a Combination Pack of eight organic cotton reusable produce bags ($27.50); a dozen staple-less staplers from The Biz Mates ($30)

Second Prizes

A $250 Loblaws garden centre gift certificate; a DVD of Andrew Niskerís Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home ($90); a case of 12 custom-labelled packages of organic, fair-trade coffee (300g) for a school fundraiser from The Creemore Coffee Co. ($144); two organic-cotton Canvas Artisan Bags, showcasing artistsí designs, and one large Market Bag from Steward Bags ($55); six staple-less staplers from The Biz Mates ($15)

Third Prizes

A $250 Loblaws garden centre gift certificate; a DVD of Andrew Niskerís Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home ($90); 50 reusable woven bags from Westpine Promotions ($150); six staple-less staplers from The Biz Mates ($15)

For more information visit www.trashtalk.thestarcontests.com

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