About us

We believe environmental education is important.

We believe in the importance of encouraging children to use their creativity to find solutions to sustainability challenges and helping them to believe in their ability to effect change.

We believe all educators should be supported to equip children with the best possible mindset and resources, to create their own more sustainable future.

Wastebuster and the United Nations

On 25th September 2015, 193 world leaders adopted a set of global goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each of the 17 Global Goals aims to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change.

At the heart of the Sustainable Development Agenda is the call to action for everyone to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society leaders and individuals around the world.

Wastebuster supports the work of UN Environment by developing multi-stakeholder partnerships to share knowledge, expertise, technology, and financial support to develop world class education programmes and campaigns, specifically to support delivery of Goal 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 17.

Wastebuster's Mission Statement

  • To help children understand that living things, Earth's resources and the environment require protection.
  • To embed the principles of sustainable development into regional education systems and to the heart of school life
  • To explain the structure of industrialised society, waste and its impact on the environment
  • To explain the impact that human activity and waste has on the environment and encourage a wider sense of environmental responsibility
  • To help children understand that decisions today that impact on the environment, affect the future quality of people's lives
  • To help children recognise an environmental issue, caused by change in an environment and attempts to manage the environment sustainably
  • To help children learn to debate, discuss and share ideas and concerns surrounding environmental issues
  • To help children appreciate that caring for the planet is a sustainable lifestyle choice