The variety of resources listed below focus on waste and are provided for teachers to incorporate into a class room program. They can be investigated by students independently or be used as part of a group program within the class.
Cool Australia's Digital Toolbox - Find video clips, documentaries, images, articles, stories and news for each major topic, including water.
2013 Recycle Right Quiz - watch a video and then test your knowledge of recycling. If you complete the quiz by 29 November you go into the draw to win one of 5 green prize packs.
A love story...In milk - This is a really fun film demonstrating the impact of not recycling (YouTube 2 mins 11 secs).
Plastic to oil - This film shows one man's attempt to change attitudes to waste by inventing a machine that turns plastic into oil (YouTube 5 mins 9 secs - subtitles).
Landfill Harmonic - A film about the kids of Cateura and their 'Recycled Orchestra' (YouTube 3 mins 42 secs - subtitles).
The Majestic Plastic Bag - a mockumentary - A film that traces the journey of a plastic bag from shop to the great Pacific garbage patch (YouTube 3 mins 59 secs).
Recycling whole buildings - Recycling whole buildings saves a huge amount of energy, prevents unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions and addresses landfill issues. From ABC Catalyst and targets secondary science students (6 mins 4 secs).
Recycling banana waste - Have you ever wondered what happens to the on-farm waste from our food crops? This ABC Landline video explains how farm waste is turned into a new product. Targets secondary science students. (5 mins 40 secs).
Waste Not - View videos highlighting waste heroes or watch videos of creative interpretations of waste.
Enviro Inspiro! - Two winners of the 2012 Department of Education and Communities' Enviro Inspiro competition include student-created videos related to waste Environment Committee - Sustainable Canteen and There's a Target on the Bin, can you get it in.
The problem with plastic - A thought-provoking video from PlasticPollutionCoalition.org (5:24 mins) on the detrimental effects of plastic.
Kill plastic not wildlife - A video from Australian Seabird Rescue (6:01 mins). So much plastic waste ends up in our oceans it is having a devastating effect on marine life.
Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic - A TED talk (10:59 mins) suitable for senior secondary students. Mike Biddle explains his development of a cheap, energy efficient plant that is changing the way we look at plastic recycling.
Closing the paper loop and A story of a fleecy top -Two examples of videos produced by students on how you can make a difference by reducing, reusing or recycling.
The Story of Stuff - A fact-filled look at how 'stuff' in our lives affects communities at home and abroad.
National Pollutant Inventory - This Australian Government site has a 'For students' section which provides fact sheets, pollution maps, a true/false pollution quiz and more.
EcoKids - It's not WASTE until you waste it - lots of information about waste, where it comes from, where it goes along with some interesting activities.
Top tips for a greener school - from Clean Up Australia. Tips as well as fact sheets for you to download.
Recycling waste at school - looking at paper, cardboard, glass and plastic and simple actions that can be taken at school to reduce, recycle and reuse.
Plastic bags in schools - fun practical activities to learn more about plastic bags including a 'Household Plastic Bag Survey' to work out how many plastic bags your family is using at home.
Bottled water - information about bottled water, why we buy, the environmental impacts and what we can do.
Battery recycling - information about the different types of batteries, where they can be recycled and what you can do to be more eco-friendly.
Muster Kids Zone - visit this Mobile Muster site to access Muster games, downloads, information on running a muster, a calculator and you can send in your great recycling projects.
Waste Not - discover the history of waste on an interactive timeline.
EcoKids games and activities - games with a focus on waste including: Yard sale, Waste Eco-Quiz, Great Garbage caper and The Amazing Recycle Machine.
VISY Environmaniacs - created by VISY for students, where you can create your own character and learn about the environment and play fun games.
Recycle Right Quiz - test your recycling knowledge by taking this quiz created for National Recycling Week by Planet Ark.