Recycling

Facts and Figures

A lot of different items that are usually thrown away can actually be recycled and given a second, third or even a fourth life! Did you know that:

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Of the litter items that are put in general waste bins could actually be recycled one way or another!

These are the ways recycling can help the environment:

  • Recycling can help reduce pollution

  • Lower the energy use needed to make brand new materials

  • Reduce the amount of rubbish in landfill

  • Protect local environments and habitats as materials can be extracted from these areas such as trees used for paper.


There are 6 streams of recycling which you can see below! Download these bin posters to know what can and can’t be recycled! You could even print these posters out and use them around your school.

Recycling Challenges

Containers for Change is a great initiative to encourage recycling and giving back to the community. 

We suggest incorporating Containers for Change with our Recycle Rangers challenge.

Step 1

Setting up a recycling initiative in your school, and making sure people know how to use it.

Step 2

Separating the refundable containers from non-refundable. 

Step 3

Taking the refundable containers to your nearest collection centre.

Step 4

Check out ReturnIt or Scouts to assist with steps 2 and 3! 

Choose what to do with the funds! These could be put towards an environmental project in the school, local charity or anything else you choose. EcoMarines is a registered charity with Containers for Change and we would welcome any donations to help us grow! Our code is C10041492 if you would like to donate.

The Containers for Change website has more information on what type of containers are accepted, and where to return them.

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