Discover how recycling can help our environment – and you!

Our planet contains an amazing array of resources which can be used to create everyday items. But often these items end up as litter or in landfill, the materials used to create them are non-renewable and sourcing them impacts the environment.

We focus on three common materials – glass, aluminium and plastic – and look at how they are created, the environmental impacts of their production and disposal, and the benefits of recycling them.

These resources support the WA Curriculum: Science, HASS and Design and Technologies and the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.


BONUS: includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class

Click here to download a promotional poster for your staffroom.

What's Included?

Thanks to support from Containers for Change, schools will not be invoiced.

Many schools* will automatically receive one class set inside the March 14, 21 & 28 editions of The Sunday Times (35 copies).

Includes activities, merit stickers and posters for your class.

Please allow one to two days for delivery. Orders must be placed by 10am on the Friday prior to first delivery date. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate back orders.



March 14: Glorious glass

What do volcanoes, lightning and super-hot furnaces have in common? They can all make glass! Discover how glass is made, how it has been used over time, and the possibilities for recycling.

March 21: Awesome aluminium

Being infinitely recyclable, aluminium has many uses beyond just drink cans and kitchen foil. Discover how aluminium is obtained from the earth, and the benefits of recycling it.

March 28: Popular plastic

Cheap, versatile, hygienic and easy to make, plastic is literally everywhere. Discover how we can maintain the level of convenience this synthetic material gives us, while reducing the impact on the planet.

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