What can be recycled?
To develop in students an awareness of the number of things that are usually thrown away that can be recycled.
Brainstorm a list of the materials that can be recycled. Students collect packaging and labels which indicate which materials can be recycled or have been made from recycled products.
Investigate how each can be collected and recycled. Here are some hints. Students could investigate the process of recycling each.)
Students prepare a questionairre of the products that can be recycled and test parents/adults and other students to determine the level of awareness of recycling in the community.
Investigate the history of aluminium beverage can recycling programs in your area, State or Territory, or Australia-wide.
Develop a poster or display of recyclable materials.
Discuss how to set up a recycling program at home or school.
For secondary students
Find out what happens to each of the recyclable materials collected by or for your local council.
Students research the recycling projects undertaken in different countries and consider why recycling rates are different from Australian rates.
Visit the Setting up a Recycling Centre section of this web site for more information.