By asking kids to write an opinion piece on becoming a zero waste school, they will naturally learn about the importance of this topic. It's also a great writing activity for introducing cross-curricular teaching about zero waste topics. Plus a free graphic organizer template!
Recycling Activities for Students
We’re headed back to school! Find everything you need to encourage your students to recycle.
Change starts with one bottle, one person, one action. You and your students have the power to make the world a better, more sustainable place this school year. That’s why we gathered these classroom resources, hands-on activities, printables, and games created in partnership with PepsiCo's school program, Recycle Rally, to help make a difference in your community. Learn more about Recycle Rally and get free resources here.
Become a Zero Waste School
This 30-Day Zero-Waste Challenge gets kids thinking about their waste habits every single day. It’s full of small ways to make a difference, helping build a zero waste recycling lifestyle that will stick.
Get composting! We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. If composted, that food would reduce the same amount of greenhouse gas as taking two million cars off the road. - EPA
School & Classroom Resources
Let’s raid your recycling bins for supplies and then try one of these eco-savvy crafts that is sure to excite students of all ages.
Only three in ten plastic water bottles get recycled. Recycling plastic bottles conservestwice as much energy as burning them in an incinerator. - EPA
A gameshow-style quiz to find out how savvy of a recycler you are.