Wastebuster is designed to encourage children to minimise waste
and carry their learning out of the classroom and into the home,
the community and the wider world.
The programme offers a video rich, multimedia teaching resource
with cross-curricular films, practical activities and resources to
make wastebusting an exciting part of the curriculum.
Wastebuster resources and child-led schemes of work can also be
used to creatively engage children in waste reduction and
recycling, to kick start environmental activities or to support
work towards all levels of Eco-Schools accreditation. This means
that by joining Busta and Pong on their waste busting mission you
can help your school wave the Bronze, Silver and even Green
Wastebuster have teamed up with WRAP to support their
RecycleNow campaign. The Wastebuster characters Busta and Pong
feature in WRAP's RecycleNow
Schools campaign and front WRAP's online resources for
If you'd like to find more about how Wastebuster can help
develop a whole school approach to reducing waste in your school
Wastebuster and the Pod
We are excited to be working with the Pod because of the
opportunities it gives us to share Busta and Pong's adventures in
waste and explore the practical ways in which children and schools
might reduce energy waste.
Science into Schools
Wastebuster are proud to be working with the Pod and the British
Science Association to deliver Science into Schools.
In this exciting new programme we combine environmental
education about waste and climate science with a way to give
schools free resources and equipment to get their students excited
about science and engineering.
All schools registered with the Pod that join Science into
Schools will have an opportunity to exchange unwanted textiles for
fantastic new science equipment, activities and lesson
Schools will also be able to use the free resources on the Pod
and Wastebuster websites to teach everyone about the
importance of reducing the amount of waste sent to
Our hope is that Science into Schools will divert waste from
landfill, help schools embed sustainability into the fabric of
and provide more opportunities for children to participate in
science and engineering.
The project is available to all schools in mainland England,
Scotland and Wales.
To find out more or to join the project visit: www.wastebuster.co.uk or www.jointhepod.org/campaigns/science-into-schools/