Recycling Resources

   

Sample Intercom Announcements

Announce your school’s foam lunch tray recycling program and promote ongoing participation through morning announcements. Feel free to use the sample announcements included below - just customize them for your school.

Announcements

This week, our school will start recycling foam lunch trays to save money and help our planet. Your participation is important. Your teachers will explain how to recycle your trays. We’ll see you in the cafeteria!

Each week, our school throws away [insert number] foam lunch trays. We’re proud to announce that starting this week, we will recycle those trays to save money and help our planet. We need your help in making this recycling program a success. Your teachers will explain how. We’ll see you in the cafeteria!

Thank you for recycling your foam lunch trays. Last month, we recycled [insert number] trays and saved [insert dollar amount] for our school. Let’s keep up the great work!

Thank you for recycling your foam lunch trays. Last month, we recycled [insert number] trays and saved [insert dollar amount] for our school. The money we save will be used to purchase [insert description]. Let’s keep up the great work!

We have big news this [morning/afternoon] about our foam lunch tray recycling. [Insert timeframe (i.e., last month)] we kept [insert percentage]% of the foam lunch trays we used out of landfills. Congratulations on reaching this recycling goal. Let’s keep up the great work!

Sample Social Media Posts

Announce your school’s foam #6 recycling program and promote ongoing participation through your school district’s social media channels. Feel free to use the sample tweets and Facebook posts included below - simply copy and paste the posts, and customize them for your school or district.

Sample Tweets

[insert school/district name] has partnered with @HomeForFoam to bring #foam6 recycling to our school/school district. For more info on foam recycling, visit http://www.homeforfoam.com.

[insert school/district name] now recycles its #foam6 lunch trays. Learn more about foam recycling at http://www.homeforfoam.com [Insert photo of foam #6 trays]

Did you know? [insert school/district name] saves money and teaches environmental responsibility through foam #6 lunch tray recycling.

[insert school/district name] recycled [insert pounds of recycled foam] pounds of foam lunch trays [insert timeframe (i.e., last month)].

Did you know? [insert school/district name] saved [insert number trash days cancelled as a result of foam recycling efforts] days of trash collection fees through foam lunch tray recycling [insert timeframe (i.e., last month)].

Thank you to [insert school/district name] students for their foam lunch tray recycling efforts! [Insert photo of school building].

[insert school/district name] reached its [insert percentage]% diversion goal for foam tray recycling [insert timeframe here (i.e., last month)]. Thank you to our students and faculty!

Sample Facebook Posts

Did you know that [insert school/district name] now recycles its foam #6 lunch trays? After lunch, students clean and stack their trays for recycling. The trays are then delivered to a recycling facility for processing. This program saves money & teaches our students environmental responsibility. Learn more about foam #6 recycling at HomeForFoam.com

[Insert school/district name] recycled [insert pounds of recycled foam] pounds of foam lunch trays [insert timeframe (i.e., last month)]. This saved the [school/district] [insert number trash days cancelled as a result of foam recycling efforts] days of trash collection fees. Learn more about foam #6 recycling at HomeForFoam.com

[insert school/district name] saved [insert number trash days cancelled as a result of foam recycling efforts] days of trash collection through foam lunch tray recycling [insert timeframe (i.e., last month)]. Learn more about foam #6 recycling at HomeForFoam.com

Thank you to [insert school/district name here] students for their foam lunch tray recycling efforts! [Insert photo of school building].

[Insert school/district name] reached its [insert percentage]% diversion goal for foam tray recycling [insert timeframe here (i.e., last month)]. Thank you to our students and faculty!

Recycling Lesson Ideas

Incorporate foam #6 recycling into your classroom with these lesson plan ideas. Encourage your students through discussion, activities and maybe even a field trip to a recycling facility.

Lesson ideas

Math worksheet

Maze worksheet

Word search worksheet