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.

Find out how to get involved

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Top Stories - Spring Term 2015

Swap unwanted textiles for cash or equipment:
Waste Week (2 – 8 March 2015)

Waste Week is a great way for schools to get involved in a national waste campaign designed especially for schools. This year’s focus is food and plastic packaging waste. 

Wastebuster is offering schools the chance to swap unwanted textiles for rewards during Waste Week.  Schools can raise £400 per tonne of textiles collected (40p per kilo) in cash or the equivalent value in points to spend on science, sports or eco equipment in the Wastebuster Exchange store.  

Hosting a collection day is easy to organise, as Wastebuster provides everything you need to make the day a success – including posters, flyers and collection sacks. Check out how Hampton Hill School organised its collection day. 

For more information on Waste Week visit The Pod, or to arrange a collection email info@wastebuster.co.uk or call 01483 893 550.

Busta tweets!

Busta has been very busy of late investigating Twitter, and after lots of tinkering, has now discovered how to use it.  Most recently he has been sharing his pictures, videos and ongoing observations of Planet Earth and human’s strange behaviour. You can join Busta’s adventures by following  @captainbusta.

Spring into space with the Wastebuster Universe

Still stuck with old Christmas cake or fancy doing a spring clean of your old unwanted electrical gadgets? The Wastebuster Universe interactive learning zone is an ideal resource to demonstrate to pupils how to reuse and recycle some of the things they see at home going to waste. Children can learn about giving their gardens a new lease of life through composting by visiting Planet Organic, or discover what amazing things old electrical items can become through reuse and recycling on Planet WEEE.  

With new Teachers’ Guide and lesson plans available for each planet, it’s even easier to use the Universe on the whiteboard, to introduce a topic, to support children fact find individually, with an eco-committee or club, or in free choice or reward time. 

Take up the challenge and defeat the Evil Bin today www.wastebuster/universe.

The Primary Earth Summit 2014 video




An important message for children from Green Week


Captain Busta calls in help to tackle plastic waste



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Primary Earth SummitGreen Week 2014 satellite event
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Wastebuster Universe lesson plans now available

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