Primary

Educational packs

Please email WasteMinimisation@Huntingdonshire.gov.uk for the answer sheets.

Food waste

Composting

Waste awareness, prevention and reuse

  • Suez STEM Education Resources - Presentations and activities which encourage pupils to think about the value of materials and to consider waste prevention and reuse ahead of recycling

Resource use and design

PSHE - Waste minimisation in personal health

Primary age books that might be of interest

  • The Rubbish Monster Thing, Simon Chadwick, 2018 - A rhyming story about the actions we can all take to reduce our waste

  • Yucky Worms, Vivian French, 2015 - A closer look at worms and the important role they play in creating compost and aerating the soil

  • Zero Waste Kids, Kathryn Kellogg, 2020 - 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste

  • Compost stew: an A to Z recipe for the Earth, Mary McKenna Siddals and Ashley Wolff, 2010 - A rhyming picture book introducing children to composting

  • I can reduce waste, Martha E.H. Rustad, 2020 - 30 achievable child-friendly challenges to reduce waste.

Secondary

Educational packs

Please email WasteMinimisation@Hutningdonshire.gov.uk for the answer sheets.

Food waste

Waste awareness, prevention and reuse

  • Suez STEM Education Resources - Presentations and activities which encourage pupils to think about the value of materials and to consider waste prevention and reuse ahead of recycling

Resource use and design

PSHE - Waste minimisation in personal health

Secondary age books that might be of interest

  • Six weeks to zero waste: a simple plan for life, Kate Arnell, 2020 - A six-week challenge for older pupils and adults

  • The True Cost of Technology: How to Shop to Change the World, Mary Colson, 2014 - A closer look behind the resources that are needed to build the technology we use every day

  • A Teen Guide to Eco Fashion, Liz Gogerly, 2013 - This book covers sourcing eco-friendly fashion as well as reuse, repair, recycling and maintaining the life of our clothes

  • This Book is Not Rubbish: 50 Ways to Ditch Plastic, Reduce Rubbish and Save the World! Isabel Thomas and Alex Paterson, 2018 - 50 tips to reduce waste and live a more sustainable lifestyle

  • My zero-waste kitchen, Kate Turner, Ruth O’Rourke-Jones and Will Heap, 2017 - As well as recipes, this includes tips for shopping, meal planning and storing food.