teaching children about recycling

Teaching recycling in schools

Recycling in schools and at home

The best time to educate young children about ways to save our planet is by teaching recycling in schools and at home. From a young age, kids who learn to take personal responsibility and understand the importance of recycling materials that will really make a difference.

Here at Kids Just Recycle, we have the perfect initiatives that can help children understand the benefits of keeping textiles out of landfill and how they can help families in need in the UK and in developing countries.

Here are some eye-popping facts about recycling:

  • The 3 arrows in the green recycling logo represent the three ‘R’s which means Reduce Reuse Recycle
  • 12% of all our pre-loved clothes and shoes end up in landfill sites
  • If you saved up all the unwanted clothes and household textiles in UK homes within 12 months you could fill Wembley Stadium
  • 50% of this the textiles that go to landfill could easily be recycled
  • By installing a clothing bin in your school, you could earn money from collecting unwanted clothes and be paid £300 per tonne of reusable clothes, shoes and good quality household textiles

recycling in schools

Recycled clothing bins

By installing a recycled clothing bin in your school, you can donate all of your pre-loved clothes, shoes or household fabrics such as towels, curtains, pillowcases and duvet covers and receive a cash payment of £300 per tonne for reusable items. If you don’t have the space for a FREE branded bin, you can join our Kids Fill The Bag scheme and earn £400 per tonne, by filling a minimum of 40 refuse bags of textiles for us to collect.  We ensure that everything we collect from you is carefully sorted and sent to people in the UK and overseas who desperately need these items. It’s also a great way to keep them out of landfill sites.

Here at Kids Just Recycle, we provide you with a FREE personalised bin – all you have to do is send us your digital files of your logo and school strapline and leave the rest to us! Our friendly team will regularly empty, clean and maintain your clothing bin and its surrounding area, so you don’t need to worry about any mess.

Good luck introducing this vital learning experience into your classroom and teaching recycling in schools and exploring recycling ideas for your school projects. What better way for the kids in your school to learn about the benefits of recycling while you receive much-needed funds?

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