Education guide to support Containers for Change WA schools rollout

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Lesson plans, student worksheets and an education guide are among a range of new resources set to help the rollout of Containers for Change throughout Western Australian schools.

The new teaching resources come at the same time as three billion containers have now been recycled through Containers for Change since the program was launched in October 2020.

Developed by WasteSorted Schools and the Department of Education’s Caring for Country Together Sustainability Framework, the Containers for Change education guide will provide school leaders with a list of principles and approaches to help integrate the program into schools.

The guide is available free of charge from the Containers for Change website with hard copies available upon request.

In addition, Containers for Change has worked closely with (formerly Cool Australia) to develop a selection of teaching resources that provide an easy-to-understand introduction to the circular economy. These resources, which include tailored teacher information, have been created for year five and six students.

Environment Minister Reece Whitby said supporting the growth of Western Australia’s circular economy is important.

“With more than 900 schools throughout Western Australia participating in Containers for Change, I encourage those schools that haven’t signed up to access these new resources and consider the benefits.

“The program can help raise important funding for student causes while embedding positive environmental behaviours into students’ lives.”

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