Schools and students across the region are being challenged to become battery recycling champions as part of a nationwide initiative which will also help children with life-limiting illnesses.

The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition returns this year, offering schools the chance to win one of six €2,000 sports equipment vouchers.

Running from October 1 to March 31, the competition is open to all primary and secondary schools which collect at least 10 full 5kg battery boxes in WEEE Ireland Battery Recycling counties

The competition helps raise funds for children’s hospice LauraLynn.

The long running competition has a following of over 2,000 schools nationwide and encourages the involvement of teachers, families and wider communities to help students collect as many end-of-life batteries as possible. 

When the competition last ran, schools across the country collectively diverted from landfill the equivalent of almost 1 million AA batteries.

Interested schools can visit weeeireland.ie for more information on the competition and to order WEEE Ireland Blue Battery boxes. 

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