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Recycling Activities

Some useful information and fun activities to help you learn about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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Looking for some fun games and activities to keep the kids (or adults!) occupied?  Say no more, the Waste Education team have you covered!  Check out all of our educational activities below which promote the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Please feel free to print out the worksheets for use at home, in school or with community groups.

 Recycled Christmas Crafts


Milk Bottle Gift Box
Paper Snowflake
Loo Roll Wreath
Paper Angel
Penguin Bottle

We're going homemade this Christmas!

Why not get crafty and make some festive gifts or decorations by reusing some common household items? From loo roll wreaths to milk bottle gift boxes, there's a second use for everything!

Plastic Bottle Puppets [40KB]

Loo Roll Wreath [867KB]

Milk Bottle Gift Box [563KB]

Recycled Magazine Snowflake [273KB]

Scrap Paper Angel Craft [653KB]

Feel free to let us know how you get on with your waste free Christmas crafts by emailing us at - we'd love to hear from you!

Reusable Face Coverings
Fabric Face Coverings

Did you know that disposable face coverings have a lifespan of 450 years? This means that any disposable masks we throw away will still be around for the next 4 centuries! Masks and plastic gloves are regularly washed up on beaches around the world so why not stay safe while also keeping the environment safe too? By making your own face covering from unwanted pillowcases, t-shirts or even socks you can reduce the demand for disposable face masks, recycle your unwanted fabrics and reuse your masks over and over again, just wash it after every use - that's the 3 R's in one face mask! Have a look at the BBC How To Make Your Own Face Mask Guide to see just how easy it is to make your own waste free face mask.

Compost in bottle image

Waste Reduction Activities


Reuse Activities 
Sock Rabbit Craft
Penguin Bottle

Beeswax Wraps Activity [174KB]

BBC Plastic Bottle Bird Feeder [747KB]  

Sock Bunnies [397KB]

Plastic Bottle Puppets [40KB]



Metal Colouring In

Recycling Activities


Test Your Knowledge with Waste Puzzles

Information Posters

Useful Web Pages

Health & Safety Information for Online Resources

The following example health and safety script, risk assessment and Safe Systems of Work for the downloadable activities can be printed or downloaded:

Please note: these are for reference only and teachers/group leaders/parents/guardians should complete their own risk assessments and adhere to any school/group health and safety policies and procedures.