So, it's time to go green! Wastebuster's activities and resources can help you on your path to saving waste in your school - whether it's missions for your eco-team or kick-starting a whole school campaign, these will help you get started:
Check out our Where does waste go? for an investigation of what happens to waste and our options including the pros and cons of different ways of managing waste.
Use our Searchable resource database to find teacher-rated lesson plans, activities, videos and games plus links to organisations with useful teaching activities, schemes and projects.
The Explore waste section offers explanations, videos, process maps and myth busting on all types of material recycling.
Head for our Video library containing Busta and Pong's adventures in waste and the environment plus sing-a-long songs, recycling processes, case-studies and practical how-to videos on everything from animation workshops to composting and wormeries.
The Picture library has a range of galleries from inspiring recycling images to landfills.
Go to our Posters and downloads for in-school waste reduction campaigns, including template designs and reward stickers.
The Bust your Bin waste audit with environmental review sheets and action plan templates lets you run a simple waste audit using your online account. You cankeep the records and see how well you do year upon year.
The Working with Eco-Schools section lets you see how your school can use Wastebuster to support work towards all levels of Eco-Schools flag accreditation.
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Remarkable recycling film
Watch our fascinating short film and discover how plastic cups are turned into recycled pencils.
We sent Busta along to the Remarkable factory in Worcester to meet with its founder Ed Douglas Miller and find out how our Waste Week pencils are made.
Why not watch the 7 minute film with your students and use it to inspire them to invent something new.
Make sure to use the brand new Remarkable Recycling - teachers support sheet.
Exciting Switch Off Fortnight Wastebuster films!
Recycle Now Wastebuster Schools
Wastebuster teamed up with WRAP to support their RecycleNow campaign. The Wastebuster characters Busta and Pong feature in WRAP’s RecycleNow Schools campaign and front WRAP’s online resources for primary schools.
You can use the Wastebuster Recycling Now resources her
School Eco-Action Planner 2014
The Wastebuster school planner 2014 contains the most important dates in the eco-calendar this year for schools PLUS ideas for how to bring these special days to life in school with the help of Wastebuster activities and lesson plans.
Elsewhere on our site
Get your school on the eco-map!
Of course we like Wastebuster Schools to blow their own trumpets, so add your own school to the map and shout about your waste busting activities!
It’s a great way to maximise your school’s environmental profile - and it's fun to explore where Busta and Pong have visited too.
We like the satellite view as it looks pretty.
- Resources introduction
- Where does waste go?
- Teaching resource database
- Waste facts
- Explore waste
- Video library
- Picture library
- Posters & downloads
- Online waste audit tool
- Working with Eco-Schools