Recycling Week At Footsteps
National Recycling Week took place from 20-24th September 2021. Now in its 18th 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 focuses on climate change, under the banner ‘Step It Up this Recycle Week’.
“We know environmental concerns are still on the increase, so we need to do more. We need to do it now. And we need to act together.” – WRAP
Across our Footsteps settings, we have been getting involved to focus on how we can help protect the environment through recycling. We have been learning all about which materials can be recycled as well as how to separate them into different categories.
But recycling is as much about re-using as it is responsibly disposing of items. We always recycle wherever possible and in addition to using natural resources, have been focusing on showing the children just how many activities they can do with recycled items. We have enjoyed listening to stories about recycling, printing with recycled items, and making rocket ships to take us to the moon. We have constructed robots, used recycled items in our mud kitchens, material and accessories for role play and dressing up and using foil to paint our autumn trees.
We have loved being so creative while learning how to look after our planet too!