Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.'s Care to Recycle Program and Scholastic Announce Winners of National Recycling Contest: PETE's Bathroom Bin Challenge

Nov 13, 2015, 09:00 ET from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of America Recycles Dayi on November 15, 2015,  Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.'s Care to Recycle® program and Scholastic today announced the winners of PETE's Bathroom Bin Challenge, a nationwide contest conducted to teach kids the importance of recycling throughout the house, including the bathroom.

The contest required students (grades 1–3) to submit a short essay and drawing that shared why recycling personal-care products, such as shampoo and lotion bottles, found in the bathroom is important, and how they will encourage their family to recycle more of these products. 

Each of the following ten student winners will receive a bike, helmet and Family National Park Pass (listed in alphabetical order by last name):

  • Daniella-Lyn Bolettieri, Ridge, NY
  • Victoria Drozdowicz, Villa Park, IL
  • Malia Dull, San Jose, CA
  • Colin Engelbert, Haddon Township, NJ
  • Jaden Hansen, Anaheim, CA
  • Ella Karwan, Yorba Linda, CA
  • Brian Kim, Yorba Linda, CA
  • Trinity Kimble, Mt. Ephraim, NJ
  • Esteban Rocha, Chicago, IL
  • Krish Shah, Waxhaw, NC

To learn more about recycling products from the bathroom, take the America Recycles Day pledge, or view a gallery of the winning posters, visit the Care To Recycle website.

Although almost 70 percent of Americans say they consistently recycle, only 20 percent report recycling products from the bathroomii.  Figures like this present an opportunity to raise awareness of bathroom recycling to help avoid using raw materials to create new products, and to help avoid valuable materials from unnecessarily entering landfills.  That's why Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. created the Care to Recycle® program. 

About Care to Recycle®
Launched in 2013, the Care to Recycle® program serves as a gentle reminder to encourage more recycling throughout the house, especially in the bathroom. It may be a small act in a small room, but when we combine our acts of care, we can have a big impact, in a big world. Together, we can help create a healthy planet for our babies today, and for generations to come.  For tips and tools to become a better recycler, visit

i An initiative of Keep America Beautiful
ii 2014 Cone Communications Recycling in the Home Survey conducted on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.

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SOURCE Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.