Back to school on waste recycling

As concerns over the impact of climate change continue to grow, it’s essential to educate the next generation about the importance of recycling and looking after our planet. That’s why Anglian Waste Recycling in Attleborough, Norfolk, has created The Anglian Green Scheme!

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Winter 2023|24

Demolition & Waste Recycling: Anglian Waste Recycling

Designed to make recycling fun, interactive and accessible for children in schools across East Anglia, their goal is to make recycling a rewarding activity that children can feel proud to be a part of, while educating them on the importance of waste reduction and separating items for recycling correctly.

Anglian can provide participating schools with a range of educational resources, including:

  • Recycling workshops and assemblies
  • Educational posters, videos and infographics
  • Poster design competitions
  • A recycling tracker to record progress
  • Recognition for schools that make a significant impact in promoting recycling

Making waste recycling fun

The team can assist with the creation of the school recycling stations – an exciting way to educate children on waste segregation. Bright colours and clear signage encourages pupils and staff to sort their waste into separate recycling streams and dispose of it responsibly.

The stations can be placed in the school canteen, playground, or any other high-traffic area to ensure that all pupils have access to it. Schools can hold themed poster design competitions with the winning designs printed on their recycling station.

Anglian also run workshops and school assemblies where children can learn how to upcycle unwanted materials into something new and useful.

Using their tracking and reporting system, students and schools can compete against each other to see who can recycle the most amount of waste. Not only is this a motivator to get pupils excited about recycling, but it also helps them develop a sense of teamwork and community spirit.

Anglian also really encourages pupils to continue recycling at home by providing resources and support for parents to help integrate this into their daily routine. By making it a family activity, they hope to create a recycling culture that extends beyond the classroom.

Case study: Bawburgh School

The first school to sign up for The Anglian Green Scheme was Bawburgh School in Norfolk. After running a poster design competition among KS1 and KS2, the Anglian team visited the school to host an assembly where they announced the winners, who were rewarded for their inspirational posters with Anglian goody bags and litter pickers; they also had their designs printed onto their recycling station!

Zoe Courtney, Caretaker of Bawburgh School, said: “It’s fantastic to see how Anglian Waste Recycling has helped to raise awareness for recycling among our pupils. Our students are having so much fun while they learn about this topic and it’s wonderful to see them taking an active interest in protecting our environment.”

Join in

If you’re a teacher or parent in the East Anglia region and you’re interested in learning more about the Anglian Green Scheme, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Anglian Waste Recycling and start working together to create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future for generations to come!    

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Anglian Waste Recycling
T: 01953 528 888
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