Friends of Wastebuster

The Pod 

www.jointhepod.org is an interactive website for teachers that provides free resources about energy, waste, transport, water, biodiversity and climate science, including lesson plans, activities, games and information packs, all with cross curricular links. The Pod also runs national campaigns Waste Week and Switch-Off Fortnight, which are designed to help get the whole school, parents and the local community engaged in living a more sustainable life.

All Pod activities have been endorsed by Eco-Schools, and completing any activity on the Pod will help with a school’s application for a bronze, silver and green flag Eco-Schools award.


Eco-Schools was developed in 1992 by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) in response to the UN Conference on Environment and Development. FEE’s aim for Eco-Schools is to “empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging them in fun, action orientated learning”. 

Keep Britain Tidy (KBT) is an independent charity, best known for their litter campaigns, but today do much more. Eco-Schools UK is one of their programmes, complementing many more, to help them achieve their vision of a world where people understand and actively care for their environment.

KBT believe that children of all ages should have the opportunity to learn about their natural environment. They believe that children should develop the knowledge, skills and values that will help them thrive in a more environmentally sustainable world.  The Eco-Schools programme helps KBT to realise this vision and Wastebuster are proud to be working with KBT to support the Eco-Schools programme.

The British Science Association (formerly known as the BA) envisages a society in which people from all walks of life are able to access science, engage with it and feel a sense of ownership about its direction.

  • We seek to achieve that by connecting science with people: promoting openness about science in society and affirming science as a prime cultural force through engaging and inspiring adults and young people directly with science and technology, and their implications.
  • Established in 1831, the British Science Association organises major initiatives across the UK, including the annual British Science Festival, National Science & Engineering Week, programmes of regional and local events, and an extensive programme for young people in schools and colleges.
  • The British Science Association is a charity established under Royal Charter and governed by a Council which forms the Board of Trustees. It is registered with the Charity Commission (number 212479) and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (number SC039236).