How to introduce selective sorting of waste in a classroom?

Are you a teacher, teacher or head of a school? You seek to set up the selective sorting of waste in your classroom? Here is our selection of sorting bins didactic and functional that will meet your needs.

Selective sorting of waste in a classroom

Students spend many hours in this learning space that is the classroom. It is the ideal place to instill from an early age the importance of selective waste sorting. What could be better than putting it into practice by directly equipping the school establishment with sorting bins?

There are two types of waste that can be found in classrooms: paper represents the largest volume of waste. Residual waste or DIB is certainly less numerous but is still present, used tissues, empty ink cartridges, chewing gum, etc. Today, in the majority of schools, this waste is thrown in the same trash. So used paper cannot be recycled!

Figures speak of 140 kg of paper consumed per year and per person. The Henri Wallon college in Malakoff estimated its annual consumption at nearly 4 tonnes of paper. This only corresponds to purchases made by the college, it does not take into account the papers brought by the students and thrown into the establishment. With around 7 colleges nationwide, we are talking about a total weight of 000 tonnes to be recycled.

It is therefore time to collect this recyclable waste so that it becomes a reflex from an early age. It is also essential to explain to the students that the best waste is that which we do not produce, that we have to reason our consumption.

What is the ideal sorting bin for a classroom?

The sorting basket placed in a classroom must be educational. It must naturally encourage the pupils to sort their waste. It must be sufficiently communicative so that the selective sorting is obvious, that the pupils automatically know which waste goes in which bin.
The design must be atrractive, it is not because we are talking about trash that we must put aside the aesthetics of this everyday object.

The colors must comply with the color code for sorting waste proposed by Ademe, blue for paper, yellow for recyclable waste, gray for residual waste, etc.

It must be functional for maintenance teams. In fact, the maintenance staff empty these baskets every day. They must therefore be light and wash easily and quickly.

The capacity must be adapted to the quantity of waste produced in a classroom. The worst part is that the sorting bin is full before the end of the day!

The ideal is that it is produced respecting the criteria of eco-design. It must of course be durable. French manufacture in recycled and recyclable materials will help to communicate on a global eco-citizen approach.

Selectibox sorting bins meet the expectations of classrooms

By design, sorting bins meet the constraints of a classroom. They are educational to promote collection, they are eco-designed and easy to maintain.


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