Recycling in SchoolsRecycling in Schools is one way of getting the whole school community involved in trying to do a bit towards tackling climate change. It is also possible to raise money for school funds by doing so!

There are almost 34,000 schools in the UK and they play a vital role in dealing with waste. Recycling schemes in schools help to improve the environment and can reduce money spent by the school on waste disposal.”(

It really seems as though the UK is way behind other places when it comes to providing recycling resources for schools but there is a guide available. From reading it, I guess most schools are doing several of the things on it already but I have not heard of many schools doing a compost scheme and it seems that resources may be freely available for that.

The activities mentioned on this sheet are not the most exciting but the information provided on how glass, paper and aluminium are recycled is interesting.

Recycling in Schools The guide was written when the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle campaign was introduced but it is even more important these days when we are considering the whole aspect of climate change.

Zero Waste Week has a school fundraising scheme which may be worth exploring.

There are lots of fantastic schemes that schools can tap into to gain valuable funds or equipment for various school projects. Below you’ll find a list of some of these schemes. We will keep adding to the list, so please do let us know if you find a great scheme that works for your school.” (Zero Waste Week)