Eco-Boot Camp

Welcome to the Wastebuster Website

The Intergalactic Wastebuster Federation has listed Earth on the endangered planet list and so Captain Busta and Lieutenant Pong have bravely gone where no space monkey and fur ball have been before...to Earth. To recruit an army of children to bust waste, conserve resources and secure a sustainable future.

Wastebuster aims to empower children to reduce waste in school and take their learning out of the classroom and into their home, community and the wider world.

The programme offers a video rich, multimedia teaching resource with cross-curricular films, practical activities and resources to make Wastebusting an exciting part of the curriculum.

Wastebuster also offer Recycling Rewards schemes that enable schools to recycle more and fundraise, to teach children the value of waste as a resource.

Busta's Sunflower

Wastebuster activity counts towards all levels of Eco-Schools award. So, by joining Busta and Pong on their waste busting mission, schools can also work towards waving the Bronze, Silver and even the prestigious Green Eco-Schools FlagTremendous!

Dive in the bin and get your hands dirty.

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Top stories

Ed Petrie and Busta congratulate top recyclers!

Ed Petrie, CBBC presenter and BAFTA nominee and captain Busta from starfleet ECO, presented awards and prizes to top collecting schools and their Unsung Eco-Heroes, in the London borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames this summer term.

The schools have been busy collecting unwanted textiles and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) from their local communities to fundraise for their schools, and support the Children’s Air Ambulance (CAA) in our new WEEE Recycling Rewards programme.

Wastebusting in West Sussex!

West Sussex schools can now login to the West Sussex County Council Wastebuster homepages for local news, information and support to help reduce waste in school, make savings and creatively explore waste in the curriculum.

For more information contact us

Science into Schools creates a big bang!

Over 1800 schools have now joined the Science into Schools scheme, launched this academic year!

This exciting new programme combines environmental education about waste and climate science with a way to give schools free science resources and equipment through textiles waste collections.

Find out more about Science into Schools or head to the Pod website to register.

Remarkable New Wastebuster film

We sent Busta along to the Remarkable factory in Worcester to meet with its founder Ed Douglas Miller and find out how plastic cups are turned into recycled pencils!

Why not watch the 7 minute film with your students and use it to inspire them to invent something new? 

Download our Remarkable teachers factsheet for more information.

London 2012 recycling project provides free sports equipment for schools

Following the success of the Sport into Schools London 2012 Inspire Project , Wastebuster will continue to exchange unwanted textiles for new sports kit for schools and sports clubs - to reduce waste, increase access and participation in sport for children and young people and help ensure a lasting legacy for the Games.

Find out more 

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Wastebuster at the Eco-Schools Show

Wastebuster brought some of the magic and excitement of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games to the Eco-Schools Show on 26th June in Sheffield.

Wastebuster at the Eco-Schools show

Pupils and teachers enjoyed themselves in the Activity Zone making Olympic torches from recycled materials. Special guests Team GB basketball player Jamell Anderson, 4 x 400m relay and 400m runner Donna Fraser and world football freestyle world record holder Dan Magness then led a giant olympic procession to the beat of the famous Wastebuster samba band!

Watch Wastebuster at the Eco-Schools Show

Primary Earth SummitGreen Week 2014 satellite event
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Captain Busta visits Green Week

Captain Busta and four 10-year old school children from Hampton Hill junior school arrived In Brussels this week to represent Wastebuster at the 2014 Green Week, and… [READ MORE]

Wastebuster Earth Summit - Register your interest now!

Launching in January 2014, the Wastebuster Primary Earth summit is an exciting new initiative open to schools nationwide.... [READ MORE]

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