Competition

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How to enter

Simply download and complete one of our National Recycling Week lesson plans with Cool Australia for a chance to win a buddy bench made from recycled plastics worth $1,100.

We also have individual prizes for teachers! 5 lucky winners will get the luxurious 'Cancun beach towel' made from leftover cotton yarns. Super soft and one-of-a-kind piece, as no two colourways are the same.


Check out our newest lesson:

Want more that just one lesson a year? We have developed a whole unit that you can take throughout a term on the Australasian Recycling Label:

OR

Not what you were after or a different year?

Choose over 60 lesson plans on the Cool Australia site for National Recycling Week. Or use one of our  Resources & Activities

Popular lessons:

Foundation

Primary

Secondary


Submit your entry

To submit your entry simply take a photo of your students completed lesson plans, resources or taking part in one of our activities and tell us about how your students got involved in the Schools Recycle Right Challenge (50-100 words).

Click here for full terms and conditions.


Terms & Conditions

To be eligible to enter, schools must be registered as part of the Schools Recycle Right Challenge. Register here
This competition is open to students enrolled in Government and non-Government schools in all Australian States and Territories.
The competition starts at 9:00 AM AEDT on Monday 4 October 2021 and closes at 17:00 AEDT on Wednesday 1 December 2021 (extended to the 10th of December 2021).
The judging will take place at Planet Ark's Sydney Office, 323 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW 2000, on Friday 3 December 2021. (extended to the 14th of December 2021).
Winners will be notified by email before close of business on Monday 13 December 2021 and announced on the Schools Recycle Right Challenge website by no later than Monday 13 December 2021. (extended to the 17th of December 2021).
Each Schools Recycle Right Challenge coordinator may upload up to three entries via https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/nationalrecyclingweek/at-school/competition-entry Prizes will be sent to the activity coordinator at the school unless otherwise advised.
Planet Ark and its sponsors/stakeholders reserve the right to publicise the entries submitted as part of this competition.
Any publicity or communications will include an acknowledgment of relevant schools.
All entries may be used by Planet Ark and its sponsors/stakeholder to promote National Recycling Week, the Schools Recycle Right Challenge, and future schools competitions.
Planet Ark assumes the school has received permission to share photos of students.
Planet Ark assumes the school has received permission to share photos of students.

The competition starts at 9:00 AM AEDT on Monday 4 October 2021 and closes at 17:00 AEDT on Wednesday 1 December 2021 (extended to the 10th of December 2021).