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Recycling Stories

Share your stories and be in to win!


Send us your good ideas and inspire others! Share how you recycle paper and cardboard in your school or early childhood service or what learning is happening as a result of sustainable practices and win a $100 Mitre 10 voucher.

Submit your ideas here!

Kia ora Pepa Mō Ngā Rākau whānau/ Paper4trees family,


This year we are planning to develop a resource for our participating schools and early childhood services that will support and inspire all involved in their recycling practices and knowledge.


We want to hear your voice, whether you are part of a primary school, secondary school, a kura kaupapa, kōhanga reo, playcentre, kindergarten, or early learning centre.


Please share your kaupapa and practices. The idea is to inspire and to encourage each other to reduce waste and to divert paper and cardboard from the landfill. 


Who can participate?

We would love to hear from anyone who is involved in paper and cardboard recycling in your school’s/ preschool’s community of learners. This includes teachers, students, caretakers, parents, and administrators.


What do I send it?

  • Bullet points

  • A letter

  • A visual story

  • A learning story

  • A student’s assessment

  • General questions about paper and recycling that you would like answered

  • Any other format that suits you


What categories can I cover?

  • Reduction of overall recycling through intentional practices

  • Use of Paper4trees classroom recycling bins and other resources that work well

  • How you involve the entire community

  • Links to the New Zealand curriculum, Te Whāriki, Tātaiako, learning dispositions etc.

  • Links to your kaupapa and philosophy

  • Links to tikanga and te ao Māori


Important information:

Please be aware that your stories may be shared or partially shared on our website and social media, as well as sent via email to other Paper4trees schools and preschools in search of ideas. You will need to fill out the permission slip when sending in your ideas.


Be in to win!

As an incentive to participate we will give away a $100 Mitre 10 voucher to spend on a project at your school or preschool. The winner will be drawn on 04/10/2021. The competition runs from 31/03/2021 to 01/10/2021.