By David Brand
A recycled garden grows in Queens.
Or at least it could, once the winner of a competition among local schools — including 13 in Queens — is announced.
GoGo squeeZ, which manufactures portable applesauce snacks, has partnered with recycling company TerraCycle and the school food program Action for Healthy Kids to present the 2018 GoGo CareZ Garden Giveaway.
The program rewards a school that participated in the Action for Healthy Kids network with a garden made completely from recycled waste. A total of 13 Queens schools have qualified for entry.
The schools are Channel View School for Research, I.S. 204 Oliver W. Holmes, P.S. 035 Nathaniel Woodhull, P.S. 071 Forest School, P.S. 104 The Bays Water School, P.S. 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School, P.S. 182 Samantha Smith School, P.S. 251 Queens, P.S. 58 The School of Heroes, P.S./I.S. 295, Public School Q811, QSAC Day School for Children with Autism and Queens United Middle School.
The donated garden will be made of recycled waste collected through the GoGo squeeZ Recycling Program, a free, national collection of typically non-recyclable snack plastic pouches and caps.
The company sends the waste it collects to TerraCycle to recycling into new plastic products.
Queens residents can vote for their choice of school by visiting https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/contests/gogocarez.