Green

Franklin School Recycles Pouches, Wins Entenmann's Party

09d45f77e2acf8b1f638_e0018b7157eae109440f_Pereira_and_Snyder_Franklin_Green_Team.JPG
Third Graders Vivian Pereira and Emily Snyder part of Franklin’s Green Team
df1078ad5a5084f65ce1_27761c1ad0447c38f2dc_Franklin_School_-_Recycling_Center.jpg
Franklin School's Little Bites pouch recycling center
09d45f77e2acf8b1f638_e0018b7157eae109440f_Pereira_and_Snyder_Franklin_Green_Team.JPG

ROXBURY, NJ – Franklin Elementary School was the randomly-drawn winner this month of a nationwide promotion related to recycling. The win means an Entenmann's-based classroom party for the school.

The school pledged to help the environment by using recycling to reduce waste. It did so as part of the "Entenmann’s Little Bites Make the Pledge Promotion," a contest conducted in partnership with Terra Cycle, a Trenton-based recycling company.

For being picked as the winner, the school won a “fun-filled” classroom party kit containing Entenmann’s Little Bites products and reusable Entenmann’s Little Bites water bottles, said Terra Cycle spokeswoman Veronica Rajadnya.

Sign Up for E-News

“The school pledged to reduce waste during April, which is Earth Month,” Rajadnya said. Students collected the bags, or pouches, that contained Entenmann’s Little Bites and saved them for recycling.

“We created a recycling station with a bin dedicated to Little Bites packaging in the lunch room and a station in the hallway where kids can drop off their collections every day when they enter the school,” said Gabriella Pereira of the school’s parent-teacher association. “Children need to see, hear and feel to learn and remember things. If we can make recycling fun, it eventually becomes habit.”

The Entenmann's Little Bites: Make the Pledge Promotion was launched Jan. 15 nationwide to schools, businesses and individuals participating in the Entenmann’s Little Bites Recycling Program, said Rajadnya. “Participants who sent in a 5-pound shipment of pouches were automatically awarded 100 bonus TerraCycle points redeemable for a cash donation to the non-profit or charity of the collector’s choice; a second 5-pound shipment of pouches earned pledgees three exclusive, $5 coupons and three plush Entenmann's Little Bites dogs.”

 “The sustainability of our future and environment is so important for the children of generations to come,” said Kim Bremer, director of marketing for Entenmann’s Little Bites, in a press release. “Entenmann’s Little Bites feels honored and proud to stand next to TerraCycle in such an important global issue.”

The Entenmann’s Little Bites Recycling Program has prevented about 2.5 million Little Bites pouches from being dumped in landfills and raised nearly $40,000 that was donated to schools and charities, according to Rajadnya.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Roxbury

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_3057e8d358e66fe83b78_t_of_r

Mon, May 21, 6:30 PM

Roxbury High School, Succasunna

12 Annual Taste of Roxbury

Food & Drink

Carousel_image_9f6a0b2f099beddf8b3d_932ce296d70b9244bd56_sepup

Tue, May 22, 6:45 PM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Seeing Eye Puppies - Meet and Greet

Education Giving Back

Carousel_image_2797ba31e2f7b0e4cf4b_medici12

Mon, May 28, 11:00 AM

Lincoln-Roosevelt School, Succasunna

Roxbury Memorial Day Parade

Giving Back

Carousel_image_c7b7b59609f6bcc31370_cartwheels_in_motion_logo_1

Sat, June 2, 3:30 PM

The Little Gym of Roxbury, Ledgewood

Meet Moana and Superman!

Arts & Entertainment

Columns

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

Letters to TAPinto Roxbury

An Open Letter from Morris County Educators

May 9, 2018

May 8, 2018

To the editor,

We are writing on behalf of the more than 1,600 public school employees working in our schools.  We are proud of the work that we do, and we are the reason that our schools celebrate notable achievements and our students’ goals and dreams are often fulfilled. 

Today marks the annual Teacher Appreciation Day, a day in which our nation takes a ...

Lacking Respect

As a parent of children who have attended Kennedy Elementary School in Succasunna starting in 2010, I am very disappointed that you chose to use Mr Eric Renfors  “No Shave November photos” to announce his resignation.

They were clearly used in poor taste. He is a humble man who participates in many community fund raisers and teaches ...

Eisenhower Middle School Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 11, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2017/2018 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their second marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their second marking period report card to ...

Victoria Mobilio of Roxbury Attains BA at Villanova Business School

VILLANOVA, PA - Victoria Mobilio, a Roxbury resident who attended Morris County School of Technology, will be graduating Villanova University School of Business with a BA in Finance and minors in International Business and Business Law & Corporate Governance.

She has been chosen to represent the senior class and deliver the Benediction Speech at the Villanova Business School ...

Roxbury High School Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

ROXBURY, NJ -  Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2017/2018 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their third marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to ...

Press Releases

Calling all Singer-Songwriters - Earn Spot Opening Music Fest in June!

May 9, 2018

Fulfill your dream of performing at an established local Music Festival!  Two (2) talented local/area singer-songwriters will each be awarded a 15 minute spot to open the Groove in the Grove Indie Music Festival (the Festival)!

The Groove Acoustic Open Mic Challenge (the Challenge) will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Enzo’s Pizzeria, 382 Rt 46, Budd Lake, NJ starting ...

Root for Earth Week at The Goddard School of Randolph

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Goddard School of Randolph celebrated Earth Day with a week-long Root for Earth campaign. Our goals were to encourage a love of nature and an understanding of our responsibilities to the environment.

Pre-Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Brianna, planned and coordinated the week’s activities. These activities included a nature sensory bin, tree bark art rubbings, yard waste ...