Teaching Recycling To Students: Resources For School And Students 🧑🎓
Teaching Recycling To Students 🧑🎓: At Waster, we often receive requests from school groups asking for information about teaching recycling to students in Australia for usage in school projects etc. As Waster is committed to educating customers, as well as the wider community on waste and recycling matters, we are always keen to help in this regard.
You will find below some of the links we suggest to people to get started in researching the waste industry sector. Of course, this information can also be useful in helping businesses achieve some savings in their waste procurement.
Waster is an online waste management business that offers low-cost, reliable waste and recycling services in all major Australian cities, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Newcastle, Gold Coast, Hobart and the Central Coast.
Why pick Waster?
Before moving on to teaching students the whys and how-tos of recycling, let us first delve more into Waster.
All across Australia, you can find all sorts of waste management and recycling service providers. “How can I ensure that Waster, the waste management company with good reviews, will fulfil their services with efficiency?” Well, you will have to book and find out about our services!
Why should you pick Waster? Here are some reasons:
- You pay exactly what you asked for – and not a dollar more! For your waste management and recycling needs for your waste, avail of our flexible, 30-day contracts instead of those long, unproductive, and hidden fee-containing lock-in contracts.
- Designed for small and medium businesses – we help you reduce costs while boosting recycling. That’s a win-win situation!
- On-time and reliable – we provide fully accredited logistics and facility operators. By saying so, we ensure the safety and efficiency of our services.
Waster enables many Australian businesses to access the cheapest bin collection, removal and disposal prices there are in the Australian garbage market. A statement from our very own states that it “requires no lock-in contracts, no unjustified rate increases and no hidden costs“ and operates in all metro regions throughout Australia.
We provide some links and commentary below on good resources for teaching recycling to students and school pupils.
Teaching recycling to students: waste resources page
The first port of call on our website should be our waste resources page. On this page, we provide access to up-to-date waste industry information sites such as EPA websites in each state and other useful sites in helping improve recycling, etc. and decreasing costs for businesses.
The first document we always recommend in teaching recycling to students is our own “Free Business owners guide for waste services“. In this free document, we cover (in a light and plain English manner) questions such as:
- Can recycling often be cheaper than throwing everything in the rubbish bin?
- How long do you want to sign a contract?
- Is your bin the best size for your business?
- Can I book additional services when I have a busy period?
- Will my prices increase over time?
- Can I use my environmental performance for advertising?
- Are some landfills better than others?
- My supplier claims my General Waste is recycled. Can this be true?
- People have been talking about bin weights and density. What is that about?
- Why would I want a lock on my bin?
Australian waste industry overviews
If you want more in-depth coverage of the Australian waste management industry, the following papers certainly are packed with detail – if a bit dry for casual reading. Again, these are listed in our waste resources section.
Waster blogs on the waste sector
Waster publishes regular blogs on diverse topics covering waste management and recycling. Whilst many of these are aimed at the commercial requirements of customers, there is also a lot of good info that can help in teaching recycling to students or anyone interested in the sector. You can find our blog here and suggested articles below that may be of interest to students:
Organic waste solutions food waste treatment
Rebates available for recycling in NSW
Commingled recycling and how this can help recycling improvements
How to put in place a basic waste management plan for a business, school etc
Cleaning bins: it’s a dirty business!
Cardboard recycling: why it can be very cheap
What is the right bin size to use?
Should you put a lock on your bin?
Density and weights of bins and why it is important
Why recycling and reducing business costs can go hand in hand.
Why plastic is destroying the world
Can we power our cities with waste
Waste management of the future.
Tips when teaching recycling to students
Resources found in books and online can greatly help students learn more about what they need to know about recycling. However, guidance by the older generation (i.e., starting with their parents, then their teachers, etc.) will work wonders.
Teaching students some recycling methods at a very young age is a good idea as it ingrains the teachings into their brains (and hearts), which will result in them becoming more responsible when they grow older.
In this section, we enumerate some teachings in recycling we can impart to students.
- Teach them also about the importance of reducing and reusing. Recycling is a good option, but it is not always the best option as many may expect. As the uber-popular saying goes, “reduce, reuse, recycle“. Make it known to them that they should consider reducing and reusing waste first before recycling them.
- Boost students’ recycling efforts by teaching them the proper bin colours. Bins of different types have many colours. Students will find it more fun and visually appealing when they see bins with different colours and will them memorise where they should dispose of their waste.
Conclusion on teaching recycling to students
I think that should be enough info to get any student or school group off to a good start (teaching recycling to students). We always welcome students or school groups seeking information. Send us an email, message, etc. if you have any queries.