Science into Schools

Recycle textiles and earn points to redeem on science equipment for your school. Science into school is a national scheme run by wastebusters and the pod.

The science into school scheme is a way for schools to get access to a wide range of free resources and equipment that can be used in a class room or in Science or Eco clubs.

Wastebuster are proud to be working with the Pod, EDF Energy and the British Science Association to  inspire young people’s interest in science and engineering and increase access to science resources through positive environmental action -  helping people find positive ways to deal with the things they no longer need.

Science into Schools enables schools to exchange unwanted textiles for new science equipment and is designed to help teachers educate young people about waste and also to inspire them to get interested in science and engineering.


.How the scheme works:

  • Schools gain access to high quality resources from the Pod and Wastebuster to bring the project to life in the classroom, including assemblies, films and cross curricular lesson plans
  • Schools encourage parents, teachers and the wider schools community to donate their unwanted clothes and shoes and distribute collection bags and reminder flyers
  • Wastebuster collect the textiles, weigh them and award the school points to spend on a range of science equipment and resources in the Exchange Store
  • Schools celebrate their achievement with the whole school community
  • Schools can book as many collections as they like; run as a regular campaign to continue earning reward points

If you aren't registered yet, you can sign up here. You will be directed to the sign up page on EDF Energy's The Pod website (Wastebuster's Science into Schools campaign partner).

Please note: You will need to be a member of the Pod to register for this programme. You can register to be a member of the Pod at

Schools can choose to spend points as they collect them or save them up for a bigger reward.

Schools can exchange their reward points for a wide range of science kit and resources - from solar kits to safety specs, for use in the classroom or with a science, STEM or Eco clubs. 



Published: 26/01/2015
Audience: Science teachers, Eco - teams, primary schools
Contact: kate smallwood

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