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Is your school sustainable?

Further Information


WasteWatch is the leading organisation working to educate and raise awareness in waste reduction, reuse and recycling. It has a free information telephone service (0870 243016) and provides information sheets, practical guides and education materials.

Community Recycling Network (CRN) is a national network of organisations trying to tackle the problem of waste. It has an on-line bulletin that is suitable for teachers rather than students.

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) supplies information on recycling aluminium and free magnets. Useful facts and figures, and lists of education resources.

Human Scale Education (HSE) is an organisation working to develop schools that are small enough to flourish. One of its aims is for schools to be environmentally-sustainable communities.


Schools Action Waste Club (SWAC) is run by WasteWatch and offers really practical advice on tackling waste in schools. It has curriculum-based activities on reducing, reusing and recycling waste and includes top tips for reducing waste at home and school, how to make recycled paper and lots more. There are currently projects in seven local authorities. Look at the WasteWatch website and click on SWAC.

Work at Waste at School (available from WasteWatch) identifies the numerous ways in which schools can help the environment and save themselves money. It includes school case studies.

The Dustbin Pack (for KS2/3), which includes posters and activities, is free from WasteWatch, 96 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH.

Wise up to Waste (KS5) is also free from WasteWatch. This includes activities specifically designed for D&T students, geographers and historians.

Community Sustainable Education in Bangladesh (available from Oxfam). A fascinating story of how schools in Bangladesh are trying to make themselves self-sufficient with the help of local and international charities.

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