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Waste Education

As the number one waste management company for business waste in the UK, we understand how important it is to educate our customers and the public about effective waste handling processes.

Did you know?

Primary schools generate around 45kg of waste per pupil, per academic year. Secondary schools generate around 22kg. More than 70% of this waste is made up of food, paper and card. 80% of this could be recycled, but only 20% actually is. Food waste alone costs the education sector £250 million a year. That could fund: 10,000 new teachers, 125,000 new computers or 2.5 million new text books.

Our waste education programmes provide answers to the question: “how does waste affect the environment?” We enable people to recognise the materials that can be reused and recycled, and provide an understanding of the impact of school waste and waste production.

Recycling activities for the classroom

Our waste education in schools includes a variety of competitions, and recycling activities for the classroom. Getting school children engaged with waste management is a great way for us to educate them about the impact of waste on the environment from a young age, especially with how to reuse and recycle.

We ran a competition with schools that involved asking the children to decorate a recycling box with a theme. One school we ran this competition with had a majority decorate theirs with ocean waste plastic imagery. It’s great to see how much young children are already learning about the impacts of waste!

We have created a number of tools to help you kick start educating the next generation about recycling and waste management in the classroom. Whether you want some quick facts on waste or calculate how much waste you have generated in your lifetime click on the tools below.


Educational workshops


Another competition we are running involves the chance for schools and organisations to win an educational workshop. These workshops cover debates around the impact of waste on the environment, and how we can make small changes that make a big difference to the future.

If you are interested in arranging a school visit please get in touch today.

Free Waste Audit

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