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Recycling and waste resources for schools

There are lots of resources schools can use to teach children about recycling and waste

Recycle Now

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The Recycle Now website includes school packs and lesson plans for primary and secondary schools. Many of the lesson plans and activity suggestions given for Key Stage 1 can be adapted for pre-school children.

Our visitor centres at the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre and the Bodmin Materials Recycling Facility welcome guided tours and educational visits from all schools, universities and local groups as well as visits from individuals on open days.

To book a school visit or a space at an open day, complete the form at Suez Cornwall.

You can find more information and resources for schools on these websites:

  • Love Food, Hate Waste - Food waste reduction campaign run by Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • Suez Cornwall - Waste management and recycling provider
  • Keep Britain Tidy - General information about how street rubbish is dealt with
  • Recycle More - Useful site for both children and teachers with resources to download for primary and secondary school classroom activities
  • Salvation Army – A pack designed to boost recycling in schools and colleges and raise awareness of textile recycling and its impact on the environment