Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

Compostable Plastic – PLA

PLA can’t be composted at home. There’s mixed advice on how households should dispose of PLA (polylactic acid) packaging.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

The WEEE Directive aims to minimise the amount of electrical items householders throw out and make it easier to recycle their old equipment through improved civic amenity sites and retailer take-back facilities.

Symbols and Logos

Symbols and Logos commonly used to signify types of recycling in the UK.


Waste containing more than 0.1 per cent asbestos is classed as hazardous/special waste and must be dealt with appropriately



Alupro (Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation) is a not-for-profit company which represents the leading aluminium packaging producers and reprocessors in the UK.