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To help you learn about waste and recycling, we have a range of resources available to use, some of which you can borrow for your school. Please email to arrange a loan or find out more.


Resources for loan


Love Suffolk, Hate Litter Schools pack - This is a great resource for primary school teachers to promote the issues of litter in their school. as well as giving them tools, games and activities to organise their own litter picks and litter assemblies. Download the litter pack here.

3Rs family - You can borrow Reggie Reduce, Rosie Reuse and Robin Recycle for up to half a term. These life-size figures can help bring inspiration to your lessons and make a great focus for a school assembly or a display in the school foyer. Find out more about 3Rs here!

Paper making kit - We have a kit big enough for a class of 30 available for loan or you can follow the instructions in the lesson plan and make your own.

Books - We have a range of books on the subject of waste and recycling. They can be used for lesson planning and can also form part of your display in school. Click here for a full list of books– just let us know what you want! Can be borrowed for up to half a term.

Items made from recycled materials - From clocks using reused circuit board to glasses made from old bottles – we have lots of items available for loan to make a great ‘closing the loop’ display and highlight the importance of buying recycled goods. For a full list of items made from recycled materials click here – tell us what you want or we can arrange for a lucky dip selection!

Litter pickers -There is nothing like taking students out to help tackle a school grounds/community problem. You can borrow a set of litter pickers and tabards to help make this activity a success.

Posters - There are a selection of posters ready for you to download on the WRAP library website to promote recycling in your school including some great factual posters to inspire students to recycle more.





Suffolk Master Composters – Real people for loan! Our team of willing volunteers are mad about composting and they are more than happy to help schools get started with composting or can offer ongoing support for composting activities in school. If your compost heap could do with a bit of TLC they are here to help. If you are interested in a visit from a master composter contact


Compost bins – We still have some free compost bins available for schools to start their composting journey and are happy to advise on the best systems to use.





To really bring the message home – there is nothing like the real thing. You can arrange to take a class or group to Suffolk’s Energy from Waste facility or arrange for our Household Waste Recycling Centre education officer to visit you. Find out more.









Christmas Resources


Christmas Recycling Assembly - Do you know how much food the UK wastes each year? Want to find out how to reduce, re-use, recycle your Christmas waste? Why not put on this Christmas Recycling Assembly so your whole school can find out. To download a copy of the assembly presentation click here and if you need any further advice or support with this email







Useful Websites


Recycle now - National recycling campaign useful for information on materials, waste facts and figures, seasonal campaigns.


Keep Britain Tidy/ Wastewatch - Lots of tips for waste and litter issues.


Carbon footprint calculator -


Carbon Detectives - Interactive site with curriculum links. ‘Kit’ enables and supports schools to calculate their own carbon footprint.


Global footprints - Information and classroom activities linked to wider environmental issues. Waste/recycling activities linked to literacy and


Recycle More - Aimed at both teachers and pupils who want to learn more about how we can tackle the growing problem of too much rubbish.


Eco Schools - An international group of schools working towards education for sustainable development and a better quality of life for local and global communities.


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.


The Pod – Free waste education resources for schools.


Earth Day – Find out about Earth Day and follow this link to activities and crafts which focus on recycling waste materials.


Love Food Hate Waste - Find out food waste facts, how you can reduce food waste and what you can new meals you could make with your leftover food.


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