The Big Recycling Hunt

The 2023 Big Recycling Hunt competition challenged children aged 5 to 11 to help us find the ‘lost recyclables’ that are going in the rubbish bin and return them to their right place: the recycling.

You can still use the resources to learn about the lost recylables.

Step 1: Learn
Use our curriculum-linked KS1 or KS2 Introduction to recycling slides.

Step 2: Create
Take on the KS1 or KS2 Big Recycling Hunt challenge and spread the word about what you learned to your school community. How is up to you!

Step 3: Share
Send your work to us at and it may be show-cased on the Action Pack website!


The 2023 competition has now closed. All winners will be notified by 15 January 2024.

Competition terms and conditions