Schools Recycle Right Challenge


In 2014 the Schools Recycle Right Challenge, an initiative of National Recycling Week, will be held from Monday 6 October to Friday 14 November.

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We provide free recycling activity guides, lesson plans and Australian school event ideas, designed to engage students and teachers to learn by doing and having fun! Some examples: 

  • Recycling or re-use events, like swap parties, file flings, or recycling games
  • Art and craft activities, from collages and instruments to plastic bag knitting
  • Guest speakers, from councils or recycling organisations
  • Starting a new recycling system, compost or worm farm, or a demonstration

Our Getting Started Guide will help you plan and promote
your Schools Recycle Right Challenge activities.


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New educational resources for your classroom

You'll find a broad range of comprehensive learning resources that link directly to the Australian Curriculum. These free resources include lesson plans, smartboard curriculum, video content, factsheets, research articles and digital toolboxes. Immerse your students in fun and engaging learning and teach lessons that will last a lifetime.

Registered activity coordinators will have access to other resources throughout the year.

Check out this Case Study of how a school's involvement in the Schools Recycle Right Challenge led to some impressive achievements.

Find out about other National Recycling Week events and activities including the Recycle Right Quiz and more.  

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