What is recycling?
Recycling is when products that can’t be reused go through a process that converts them into something new!
This is much better than throwing them in the bin as the material they are made from is used again.
Recycling is not as good as reusing because it requires energy and resources to collect, sort and process the unwanted items!
Watch the video to find out why recycling is so important!
Now you know why it is important, what can you recycle?
Check out our A-Z lists on what you can put into your recycling bins at home here
- Educational Resources
Our recycling partners SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK have created free education resources designed to support STEM learning, enhance career aspirations and instil the values of reducing, reusing and recycling.
The resources are designed to support STEM learning, enhance career aspirations and instil the values of reducing, reusing and recycling resources in young minds and are a key part of our Sustainable Development and Social Value programme. They comprise:
Waste buster – National environmental education programme, with education centres and recycling reward programme to engage, inspire and empower children to make sustainable lifestyle choices.
Think Cans – An informative and interactive site about cans for children and teachers.
Recycling pairs game – Click on the cards to find matching pairs of items that can be recycled or turned into compost!