New Coles Competition Gives Milton Schools The Chance To Win Free Benches

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Did you know that Coles is giving primary schools in suburbs across Australia, including the ones in Milton, the chance to win one of 100 outdoor benches made from 98% recycled plastic through their new Sustainability4Schools Competition?



Institutions such as Milton State School are eligible to take part in a new competition dubbed ‘Sustainability4Schools’ hosted by Australian supermarket chain Coles for a chance to win a specially-made outdoor bench for the school made out of 98% recycled material. The supermarket chain created the competition in a bid to encourage local communities to work together to produce less waste. 

The competition launched as part of Coles’ 10-year anniversary of the REDCycle program. This is a special initiative that allows customers to place their plastic bags and plastic packaging inside marked bins which can be found outside of all Coles branches. 

The material is then collected and separated from landfills before being repurposed. Over 1.5 billion pieces of plastic have been taken this way, being transformed into outdoor furniture such as the benches schools can win, as well as road materials, fencing, and garden beds.


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To take part in the competition, primary schools must fill out an application form before submitting it to Sustainability4Schools@coles.com.au. To enter, schools must simply explain how they are committed to protecting the environment. 

Each application must include a picture taken at the school, with entries closing on 5:00 p.m. on Friday the 4th of June 2021. Winners will be announced on Wednesday the 21st of July 2021, and all entrants will be notified of the outcome of their application earlier in the same month. 

This competition is only open to Australian primary schools, and the school must be registered with their respective state’s school registration authority.