E-Waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the UK and in the world.
This year we are excited to announce that we are partnering with Currys, Microsoft and Recycle Your Electricals to bring you an exciting new competition The Hidden Treasure Hunt (17th March-14th April 2022). The competition is designed to promote the importance of responsible end-of-life solutions for e-waste and give schools an opportunity to encourage their whole school community to recycle their unwanted electrical and tech waste hidden in drawers, for a chance to win £5,000 Microsoft tech.
We all love new tech, but our growing use of electronic and electrical devices is creating a BIG waste problem.
In fact, the UK is second in the world for creating the most electronic waste – and we’re on course to hold the number one spot by 2023!
We’re also a nation of hoarders and, if we want to help the planet, we should be recycling our old tech. This would cut as much CO2 as taking 1.3 million cars off the road.
Join us this Waste Week to learn why e-waste is such a hot topic and, importantly, what schools, young people and their families can do about it.
We have developed a wide range of resources to support student engagement in both a waste-focused week and the Hidden Treasure Hunt competition, including a new film, assembly and curriculum-linked resources, an info-pack, poster pack, home learning sheet, parent mail and fun activities to support your campaign.