Welcome to Wastebuster
Arun District Council is pleased to be able to provide Wastebuster Membership to schools in their area.
What is the Wastebuster programme?
The Wastebuster programme supports child-led waste reduction campaigns, enables project sharing between schools, supports work towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation and helps schools reduce waste to become more sustainable.
To see what FREE education resources are available to your school click here.
Eco activities for your autumn term
Wondering where to start? Check out these important eco dates this autumn term by watching these fun Wastebuster videos and link waste education to the curriculum with Wastebuster activities.
European Week for Waste Reduction – 16th November
- Find out how much waste your school produces with Wastebuster Bust your Bin audit.
- The Big Wastebuster Debate – Use this activity to link food waste with English by getting your class debating how our everyday choices affect, those around us and the environment.
- Wastebuster Film Workshop – Invite your Eco-Team to take to the director’s chair and make your very own composting film.
- Wastebuster Film: 15 minutes to save the earth – Use the video to introduce and get your pupils excited about recycling with Wastebuster characters Busta and Pong.
National Tree Week - 23rd November
- Recycling paper saves trees! Find out more in the Wastebuster paper recycling video.
- Paper Recycling - Find out about paper waste and recycling and how to reduce paper waste at school and in the home. Then put your class in the hot seat and play the Waste Factor Quiz with Busta as your host.
Buy nothing day – 30th November
- Find lots of crafty recycling gift and Christmas decoration ideas for your class to make in the Make and Do page on the Wastebuster website.
- Introduce the 3R’s (Reducing, reusing, recycling) to your eco team with Wastebuster videos.
Hot off the press!
New Crazy Kite Clear-up game for West Sussex schools
Head to the Games Bin to play the brand new “Crazy Kite Clear-up” game with Busta and Pong. The game is a great way to get pupils thinking about keeping your school litter free.
The school with the highest points on the Crazy Kite leaderboard at the end of term (12th December) will be awarded a bumper Christmas pack of Wastebuster Top Trump cards and badges. To play the game simply click on the banner above. Make sure to get your pupils to enter your schools name when submitting their score onto the leaderboard.
Welcome packs for West Sussex schools
Wastebuster has sent welcome packs to all West Sussex schools containing; a welcome letter and website password reminder, a West Sussex Schools Year Planner, recycling reward stickers, posters and signs to put up in school.
If you have not received your welcome pack by the end of October, please contact the team with your eco-coordinators contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can your pupils hear the rumble in the Kids Bin?
Did you know that pupils can get involved in the Kids Bin online?
Our new audio downloads give pupils an opportunity to listen to the Wastebuster Gang, to learn about waste and recycling through their stories. Not only does audio help to engage their interest, but it can help learning through visualisation.
Calling all Wastebuster reporters!
This term Wastebuster is launching a brand new pupil/ Green Team online newspaper and we’re looking for young reporters to send us their stories.
If you are interested in getting your eco stars involved, ask your class or eco-committee to write a short article about what they have done, or plan to do to waste less and recycle more. Send in your stories (ideally with an image) to email@example.com and we will publish top stories in the next edition for them to see their stories in the headlines.
Wastebuster Earth Summit - Register your interest now!
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Richmond Eco-Heroes Announced!
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