Welcome to the West Sussex Wastebuster Programme

Wastebuster is an environmental education programme provided free to schools in West Sussex through West Sussex Waste Partnership.

This is your portal to exciting and enriching Wastebuster assemblies, films, cross-curricular lesson plans, homework activities, and toolkits. The programme is designed to bring waste education to life for primary school children and support child-led waste reduction and recycling campaigns in school.

David Attenborough's BBC documentary series, Blue Planet II highlighted the dramatic and concerning effects of plastic pollution on the world’s oceans. This emphasises the importance of waste education to ensure that children and young people are part of the solution.

Wastebuster supports teachers to inform, inspire, and empower young people so they can activate positive change in the classroom, on school grounds and in the home.

Although schools may only generate a small percentage of the world’s waste, they shape 100% of tomorrows population. Teachers tell the stories that set the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation.

We hope you enjoy Wastebusting. Captain Busta and Pong are at the ready to dive into your recycling bins!

The Planet Protector Challenge

Join in with the Planet Protector Challenge and be recognised as a Planet Protector School. There are 8 Planet Protector Missions that help schools reduce, reuse and recycle more to raise money, save money and earn rewards, through a set of engaging and empowering whole school activities. By taking part, your school will be promoting care for the environment, contributing to the positive collective impact of primary schools in West Sussex and earning Planet Protector School Awards.

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Getting Started Pack

This pack is ideal to help you get started on the journey towards engaging your whole school to learn about waste education to care for the environment.

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If you're a grown up, school, business, or local authority find out how you can get involved...

Join The Pod

Run by Wastebuster, the Pod is an award-winning global education platform for teachers, community group leaders and children.

Join The Pod
Switch off Fortnight

Join our popular energy saving campaign and use our online tool to calculate your school’s greenhouse gas emissions.

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Recycle to Read

Get your school to join the mission and get recycling tech, toys and textiles (new for 2022) to earn great book rewards!

Sign Up

If you’re a publisher, toy company, retailer or licensor sign up at recycletoread.org to align your brand with environmental messaging and improve toy recyclability.

What's under your feet?

Learn more about how climate change is affecting the British bird population, and how you can help to protect our bird species.

Waste Week 2022

Bring waste topics to life and measure how much your whole school community can save by taking part in this popular campaign.

Need help?

Are you looking for a specific resource or support? Let us help by completing the form below and we’ll contact you to get you on your way.

The School Planner

This helpful planner highlights key environmental dates throughout the academic year and provides hyperlinks to Wastebuster resources that can support class, eco-committee and whole school engagement.

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Recycling in West Sussex

To teach about recycling and waste it is often helpful to know exactly what your options are locally. The West Sussex recycles website is a fantastic resource to help you find out

The west sussex recycles home page
Helpful Guides
Featured Resources

Watch these great new episodes featuring Captain Busta, Pong, Roach and Boo to find out about plastic pollution. These short films can be watched as a series or as stand alone episodes and are great for assemblies or in class.

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Episode 1

Planet Earth has a problem with plastic pollution. Busta and his team’s mission is to find out what it is and what to do about it.

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Episode 2

Busta and his team talk to their city reporter Patch about plastic pollution in towns and cities, and what happens to it.

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Episode 3

Busta and Boo talk to Ryan’s Recycling, OMG (One More Generation) and a Youth Ambassador for the Born Free Foundation.

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Episode 4

Busta needs some help and launches the supernova Plastic Planet Kids Challenge.

Wastebuster Support for Your Whole School

The Wastebuster programme is designed to support members of the school leadership team, eco-coordinators, subject leaders, teaching staff, premises managers, members of the PTA, eco-committees and pupils to tackle waste in school and at home.

All staff in West Sussex state primary schools can now have their own Wastebuster account to access the free resources and helpful news and information about new resources and opportunities for your school.

Please help spread the word!

If you think there is anybody in your school who would like a Wastebuster account, please tell them to contact us by email: info@wastebuster.co.uk

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