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General waste & recycling websites:

Recycledevon - for information on Devon recycling schemes

Recyclenow - advice on putting recycling into practice in schools

WRAP Resource Library  Recycling videos, posters and bin labels for schools to download for free.  Suitable for all Key Stages

3Rs poster for primary schools

BBC interactive recycling and waste iposter - designed for pupils aged 7-11. An excellent, but sadly not free, resource

British glass - Fun facts about glass

Think cans - Aluminium Educational Resources

Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association - Teaching resources and lesson plans related to steel and aluminium

Litter websites - land and marine

Keep Britain Tidy - downloadable learning pack to support Keep Britain Tidy's litter campaign

Litter campaign in school – How to run a whole school litter campaign by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

CBBC video - children doing a beach clean

Plastic Free Schools - join the Surfers Against Sewage campaign to educate schools and transform them into plastic free places

Plastic Clever - help the Meek girls in their fight against single use plastic

National Trust Beach Cleans - Join the National Trust on one of their regular beach cleans across the South West Peninsula

Beachwatch Beach Cleans - the Marine Conservation Society organise regular beach cleans all over the UK. Search for Devon based beach cleans.

General Environmental websites

Eco Schools - work towards a recognised environmental award

The Pod - excellent resources and lesson plans to teach environmental issues

BBC Active - Has great range of learning materials

BP educational pages - primary and secondary curriculum linked activities for geography, science, DT and business studies

National Association for Environmental Education - a 40 year old charity set up to aid teachers, contains articles and publications

Countryside Classroom - Teaching Resources for the Outdoor Classroom

Mapping our world - interactive Oxfam resource about maps and globes

Top tips for sustainability in Schools - 28 page Department for Education Guide

Circular Economy websites

The Story of Stuff – lots of videos talking about environmental issues and solutions

Get Loopy! - Excellent Ellen MacArthur video (12 mins) aimed at KS2 introducing Circular Economy

What is a Circular Economy? - The circular economy demonstrated with Lego. This 3 minute you tube video was made by a school and is a simple introduction to adults and pupils alike.

Recycling - how does recycling feature in the circular economy? 1 minute long video from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy - explores how through a change in perspective we can re-design the way our economy works - designing products that can be 'made to be made again'. 3:50mins video. Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation website for secondary schools

How we make stuff - Ellen MacArthur website

Gardening, Composting & learning outdoors

Growing Devon Schools - partnership of Devon organisations (Zoo, gardens, community groups and growers) who support teachers in the development and delivery of the outdoor experiential curriculum

Garden Organic - wonderful games, growing activities and construction advice

Budding Gardeners - simple gardening ideas for schools

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) - farming information and where food comes from with lesson plans

Royal Horticultural Society - campaign for schools gardening

Growing with Schools - advice for school based growers

The Soil Association - activities and resources designed for children from rural areas or who have been to a farm on a trip