Make Recycling Easy at Your School
It’s important to teach kids recycling is something that they should do whenever possible. Some students might understand the basics of recycling, but just telling them doesn’t always do the trick. You need to teach them. If you work in education, here are some ways you and your colleagues can make recycling easy at your school.
Compost Food Waste
Many people do not realise that food is not something you can recycle, and you need to place it in a separate container to dispose of separately otherwise it contaminates the recycling truck and sends it to a landfill.
Instead, you can organise your school to work with local composting plants to accept food waste, or compost yourself. Direct kids to empty all food waste from their lunch into one bin and explain the others are for recycling and general waste.
Reduce Your Paper Use
It’s no secret that schools go through a lot of paper, and kids often don’t consider how much paper they waste. You can encourage students to reuse paper if possible and invest in a paper recycling bin for them to discard it into when they finish.
Batteries are the unseen recycling conundrum, and they can be inconvenient to dispose of because of the chemicals used to make them. Encourage students to bring in used batteries of all kinds to make it easier for them and their parents to get rid of old and unused batteries.
Lessons on Recycling
Teaching kids about recycling while they are still at school is a fantastic way to inform them about the importance of sustainability and should set them up for better habits in the future.