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Together we recycle

Published: Sep 23, 2020 2 min read

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Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, running 21 to 27 September 2020.

Organised by WRAP under the Recycle Now project, this year’s theme is ‘thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges 2020 has presented, under the banner 'Together - We Recycle'. Recognising the sacrifices that everyone has made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us. Whether you’re a teacher in the classroom, or a home-schooling hero. A work-from-home star, or a big business; this Recycle Week, we want to thank each and every one of you for continuing to recycle. 

Try these activities to help inspire young people and your colleagues:

Climate Detectives:

Teams of students, supported by their teacher, can make a difference to the planet, by identifying climate problems and investigating them, as part of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Climate Detectives schools project

Sustainability and reusing materials:

Careers, design and technology lead at STEM Learning, Gemma Taylor, demonstrates how to make a rope from plastic strips and test the strength to see if it is fit for purpose. By reusing a carrier bag, Gemma shows how to re-purpose everyday materials. 
This STEM Clubs activity: 'making a rope' is suitable for young people of all ages and can be carried out in the classroom or at home. Full instructions here.


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