Recycle Week 2020: Resources & Activities!
September 23rd 2020

Recycle Week 2020: Resources & Activities!

Now in its 17th year, Recycle Week is a celebration of recycling, organised by WRAP via Recycle Now. The aim of the week is to encourage the public to recycle more, by demonstrating the benefits of recycling items from all around the home.

This year, the theme will thank the nation for continuing to recycle despite the challenges that COVID-19 has presented, under the banner ‘Together – We Recycle’.

“We want Recycle Week 2020 to recognise the sacrifices that key workers and citizens have made to keep recycling going and create positive change in the world around us.” – Recycle Now

Click here to visit the Recycle Week website & take part!

– WRAP School Resources
– RECOUP Resources

There are many ways to get involved with the campaign, including:

Zenergi: Recycle Week Activities & Competition
Twinkl: Recycling Materials Game
Twinkl: Recycling Sorting Game
BBC Teach: Recycle Week – School Assembly Framework
Every Can Counts App: Game
Every Can Counts Competition: Win a Playstation 5!

Are you looking for more recycling activities & resources for your class, STEM club or community group? Read on…


Visit our Recycling board on Pinterest!

We’ve gathered together hundreds of projects, ideas and activities along with lesson plans, posters & classroom ideas.

All of our boards are categorised by projects, events & seasons.


STEM Learning offer STEM CPD, support, information, ideas, an enormous library of resources and so much more.

STEM Learning Special:
Together We Recycle 2020 (Activities)

This Concept Cartoon on recycling was produced by Millgate House Education and Practical Action.

Nuffield Working with Science
This unit helps to make students aware of the inevitable need to recycle materials.

Recycling Plastics
This film, from Twig World, looks at the differences between thermosetting, thermosoftening and partially biodegradable plastics, and how they can be recycled.

STEM Club: Forces & Recycling
Aimed at older primary level, these resources help to put curriculum science in a real life context and provide many opportunities for working scientifically. They link to work on forces aiming to extend understanding to the application of forces used in sorting and recycling materials

Recycling on the International Space Station
This clip, from NASA, joins engineers at NASA and astronauts on board the International Space Station to learn about the importance of recycling. Find out how NASA is solving the challenge of giving astronauts water to use without wasting any with the new Water Recovery System.

More recycling resources from STEM Learning…


CREST is a STEM enrichment programme for young people that inspires, enables and rewards open ended project work. CREST has a phenomenal library of FREE resources for all ages along with accredited resources from partnering organisations.

CREST offer a vast array of environmental projects for both primary & secondary students.

CREST Superstar (Age 7-11)
A Special New Tree (Green Spaces)
Recycle Re-use
Tree Trouble

CREST Bronze Award (Age 11+)
Waste Free Lunch

CREST Discovery Award – Sustainable Solutions

Practical Action

Practical Action have a range of Global Project Ideas & environmental activities. Global Project Ideas provide an excellent starting point for pupils wanting to do a project based on Global issues, these can be completed as part of the CREST Awards Scheme.

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