Welcome to the Teachers Bin

This bin is full of resources designed to help teachers creatively explore waste in the curriculum, and to inspire children to take action in school and at home.
Wastebuster also supports all areas of in-school waste reduction with practical guidance and campaign tools plus assemblies, activity lesson plans, videos, songs and much more. 
See the Curriculum Guide to find out how Wastebuster's activities and lesson plans can support teaching across the curricula for England.  Or how Wastebuster can also support  work towards an Eco-Schools award.
Feel free to get rummaging to see what useful things you can find.

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Lessons and activities

Select Lessons and Activities to find cross-curricular lesson plans and eco-team activities, Wastebuster videos and assemblies and teaching resources linked to Wastebuster Recycling Schemes .

Teachers resources

Head to the Resources area to find the video and picture library, helpful info on waste, an eco-directory, and searchable teaching resource database.

The Kids Bin is also a great resource for introducing all types of waste and recycling in the classroom - with learning tools, films, games, waste saving missions and bundles of creative things for eco-teams to make and do.

Wastebusting in schools

The Wastebusting in Schools area is designed to help you make a difference in the amount of waste your school is generating.

Whether you're just starting out, or if your school is greener than green, there should be some helpful ideas, tools and resources here for you.


Case studies

Head to the case studies area to find  out about schools who have become more sustainable by using Wastebuster resources - from reducing waste to achieve a prestigious Eco-Schools Green Flag award, to fundraising with Wastebuster Recycling Schemes - this is a great place for ideas and inspiration.

Education for sustainable development enables people to develop the knowledge, values and skills to participate in decisions about the way we do things individually and collectively, both locally and globally, that will improve the quality of life now, without damaging the planet for the future.
The English National Curriculum, QCA

Education for Sustainable Development is an emerging but dynamic concept that encompasses a new vision of education that seeks to empower people of all ages to assume responsibility for creating a sustainable future.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) motivates, equips and involves individuals and social groups in reflecting on how we currently live and work, in making informed decisions and creating ways to work towards a more sustainable world. ESD is about learning for change.
IUCN - Commission on Education and Communication