Welcome to the Repak ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ schools programme which has been specially developed to educate our future generations about the benefits of best recycling practices, to change behaviours towards recycling and ultimately reduce recycling bin contamination.
Repak has created the ‘Recycle and Change for the Better’ educational programme to encourage best recycling practices and in response to the rising levels of recycling bin contamination in Ireland. Up to 40% of what is currently placed in recycling bins is contaminated and with new EU recycling targets, which are expected to be higher, Repak has taken this proactive step to address the issue and hopes the programme will change student attitudes and behaviours, transforming participating pupils into enthusiastic recycling ambassadors, influencing their family and friends in turn.
We have created educational resources for you the teacher which will help you bring recycling to life in your school and in your class.
Five videos have been created with our enthusiastic recycling characters Jenny the Jam Jar, Cormac the Can, Bridget the Bottle, and Bobby the Box. These are accompanied with engaging and educational lesson plans, recycling quizzes, colouring sheets, fun facts and recycling projects relating to best recycling practices for glass, cardboard, plastic, aluminium and waste contamination.
A pack has been sent out to your Principal/Green Schools Co-ordinator or you can download the materials here.