Recycling is a common area of study in the classroom and falls under Education for Sustainable Development. It can include elements of science, such as materials and their properties, magnets, reversible and irreversible change, forces and so on. Looking at how materials are sorted and recycled can broaden the pupils' perspective of materials, how they are recycled and how they are used around the world.
Children rarely have an opportunity to visit waste management facilities but with the help of J&B Recycling the pupil or student can see how the principles of materials and physical science are applied in practice particularly at our Materials Recycling Facility (MRF). Our MRF uses a range of scientific principles on a large scale in order to automate the sorting and segregation of materials. These include relative mass, balanced and un-balanced forces, the effect of gravity and the refraction of light, magnetism etc.
To read more about Recycling and the National Curriculum click here.