School Waste Audit

As part of the Eco-audit packages, this module actively involves the learners in school life by challenging them with a school waste audit, a relevant and applicable project that engages your learners in many subjects and topics. 
This module will bring relevancy and application to your school environment whilst making the learners an active component of the process. 
By the end of this module, your learner swill be able to give well-thought out and researched recommendations to school management regarding the manner in which waste is management on campus. 

Whats included in this theme?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
1 x presentation
1 x teacher’s notes
1 x facilitator guide
Learner resources12 x supporting resources
1 x exemplar
2 x worksheets
1 x article
Projects – experiments1 x school waste audit

Theme key questions

  • What does it mean to say that there is no such thing as “away”?
  • Why is e-waste such a big concern?
  • What is compost, and how can we encourage society to compost more?
  • What steps has your family taken or could your family take to better manage its waste?
  • What could students, administrators, staff, teachers, and the community at large do to make waste management practices on campus more sustainable?
  • Do you think students conducting a waste eco-audit can truly help improve the school?
  • What skills and information can be learned from an eco-audit?
  • Is it a valuable educational experience?
  • What recommendations do you have for making waste management on campus more sustainable?
  • To whom do you want to make those recommendations?
  • What strategies will you use to communicate your messages?
  • How can you work with other groups to strengthen your message?
  • What has the eco-audit taught you about leadership and citizenship?

Theme alignments

Grade | Ages Grade 10-11 | 15-17 years
Term n/a
CAPS subject Life Orientation (most applicable)
Subject strandResource Use and Sustainability
Health and Environmental Responsibility
Sub-topicsWaste in my community / school

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with:Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridgeand Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable Development Goals: Each lesson is aligned to an appropriate United Nation Sustainable Development Goal(s).
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Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

Zero Waste Toolkit 1-page Brochure