Pledge to save water and help a school win a garden


Newark, N.J.— TerraCycle announced the return of the Save Water Challenge that asks school students, teachers and communities to take the pledge to save water on behalf of their school for a chance to win one of three recycled gardens made from recycled oral care waste.

  Launched in partnership with the global oral care leader Colgate-Palmolive and regional retailer ShopRite, starting July 7, 2020, schools located throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut and Maryland, that participate in the Colgate® Oral Care Recycling Program, are eligible to enter for a chance to win a garden and outdoor furniture made from recycled toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers. 

Through September 30, 2020, consumers can pledge to save water on

behalf of a participating school once a day during the promotion timeline. The top three schools with the most pledges by the end of the contest period will win the grand prize gardens. Grand prizewinners will be announced in October and the gardens will be installed next spring. 

  Schools can encourage their community to pledge online by logging onto ShopRite is also encouraging community participation in the contest with displays throughout its 321 stores and information about the contest on ShopRite’s Facebook page.

  A full set of rules for the 2020 “Save Water Challenge” can be viewed: 

  To learn more about the Colgate Save Water initiative, visit or your local ShopRite retailer. 

  The Colgate Oral Care Recycling Program is an ongoing activity, open to any individual, family, school, or community group. For each piece of waste sent in using a pre-paid shipping label, participants earn money toward donations to the school or charity of their choice. To learn more about the program, please visit