Lesson plans, student worksheets and a comprehensive education guide are among a range of new resources set to help the rollout of Containers for Change throughout Western Australian schools.
The new teaching resources come at the same time as three billion containers have now been recycled through Containers for Change since the program was launched in October 2020.
Developed by WasteSorted Schools and the Department of Education’s Caring for Country Together Sustainability Framework, the Containers for Change education guide will provide school leaders with a list of principles and approaches to help integrate the program into schools.
WA Environment Minister Reece Whitby said supporting the growth of Western Australia’s circular economy is incredibly important.
“With more than 900 schools throughout WA participating in Containers for Change, I encourage those schools that haven’t signed up to access these new resources and consider the benefits of implementing Containers for Change,” Mr Whitby said.
“The program can help raise important funding for student causes while embedding positive environmental behaviours into students’ lives.”
The guide is available free of charge from the Containers for Change website with hard copies available upon request from the program’s online store.
In addition, Containers for Change has also worked closely with cool.org (formerly Cool Australia) to develop a selection of teaching resources that provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the circular economy.
These resources, which include tailored teacher information, have been created for Year 5 and 6 students and can be accessed via the cool.org website.