Packaging Covenant Schools Recycle Right Challenge
In 2014 the Packaging Covenant Schools Recycle Right Challenge, an initiative of National Recycling Week, was held from Monday 6 October to Friday 14 November.
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.
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.
50 Rulers to the First 200 Schools
If you're one of the first 200 schools to enter our 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark' and Officeworks Schools Competition, you will automatically receive 50 rulers made from recycled cartridges! We're also giving away $1,000 worth of eWood Garden Beds to one lucky school. All school staff need to do is tell us why it is important for your school to recycle cartridges by filling in the online entry form. Our favourite answer wins!
Fling Those Files for Free Recycled Paper
Paper is the largest contributor to solid waste generated by workplaces and although paper has a high recycling rate, there are literally thousands of tonnes of paper stored in folders, files and drawers that will never be used again. Schools can host a Friday File Fling on 14th November as an easy-to-organise, positive way to engage colleagues and students and to get good quality paper back into circulation. The first 1,000 registrants will receive a free ream of Reflex White 100% Recycled paper.