What is the 4th R?

Involving pupils and staff across your school in setting up and running your recycling scheme is essential to ensure the scheme works successfully. If the school community has ownership of various tasks and responsibilities, participation is likely to be higher and contamination (throwing unsuitable materials into recycling bins) is likely to be lower.

Whole school involvement also ensures recycling continues even if enthusiastic staff and pupils move on.

Why recycling at school:

  • curriculum benefits CfE primary and secondary
  • save money
  • stamp out litter
  • keep the school garden growing