Waste Week 2019

Take part in Waste Week, choose any week in March that suits your school.

The theme for 2019 is plastic waste! Discover the pros and cons of plastic…  we have fascinating facts, interesting infographics, whole school activities, prize draws and much more… 

Why sign up: 

We’ve got a variety of curriculum-linked activities, games and information to get the whole school working together
It’s fun! Teachers tell us students really enjoy being part of this national event
It’s rewarding – we’ll help you measure the impact of your campaign, plus we have certificates to help you reward students and recognise their achievements
It’s easy to run - we have all the resources you'll need. Best of all it's actually designed to be led by students!
It increases student’s awareness of this real-life issue and gives them ways in which to tackle it locally.

PLUS...we've worked with Eco-Schools to make sure it can help your school achieve a bronze, silver or even a green flag award.  

*Exciting update*All schools signed up to take part in Waste Week 2019 by 24 March will be entered into our prize draw! Find out more here.

Take part

 What do you have to do?

1. Tell us you're taking part - being able to show students the scale of the activity is something that really engages them

2. Use the curriculum linked Pod resources to teach students why reducing waste is important

3. Scale the campaign up or down to suit your school or group - if you're short on time, why not dedicate one day to inspire everyone to cut back on waste?

4. Let students take the lead - our campaigns are designed to be student led to support an Eco-Schools application. This will also help give students valuable skills and experience, such as running and planning meetings etc.

When do I do it?

You can run your campaign at any time during March.


"It was a great week to add to the whole school awareness of sustainability. Our school takes pupils from 3-13 and trying to get all three departments engaged can be tricky but everyone eats lunch so it was a great place for us to start. Many thanks for all the ongoing work you do to provide useful resources for us" - Prestfelde School

 "As always it was a pleasure to take part in your campaign, helping the whole school and community to work together as a team and get involved. The resources are brilliant and inspire everyone to get involved. Thank you so much for all of your help and support!!" - Hindley St. Peter's C. of E. Primary School

"The pupils in the class ranged from 11-17 years with the senior pupils using this as part of their SQA National 1 Unit, Reduce Reuse Recycle, so it was very useful helping towards that. Because there was such a lot of physical activities involved it was appropriate for the pupils. They loved the bright posters and were intrigued by the graphics. We presented our work at assembly and got other pupils and staff to use the recycling bins." - Rosslyn School, Fife

Although plastic is our chosen theme - we’ve got a huge range of resources on other waste topics including food & packaging, WEEE, Upcycling and more.

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Campaign Wall

See all activity for this campaign from the Pod team and other schools. You can also add your activity to the Campaign Wall by adding a blog from your account.