Recycling education and recycling programs in our schools are some of the most important things we can do to boost the recycling movement.

Involving teachers and children in recycling programs and other activities to improve the environment can be a lot of fun. Educating children about the importance of recycling and the environment provides a path to a greener future and a more productive economy.

Successful school recycling programs divert recyclables from the waste stream and help to keep valuable natural resources from ending up in a landfill. Often schools find they are able to reduce the size or quantity of the waste collection dumpsters or to lower the frequency that garbage is picked–up at the school site. This may result in saving money for the school, while educating the next generation on the value of caring for our community and environment.


Resources:

Catch the Cycle toolkit
USGBC Center for Green Schools
EE in Georgia