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Recycling Displays at RWM 2015 – educational interactives and resources

RWM 2015 Recycling Displays

Recycling Displays visits RWM to spread the word on developing educational interactives and resources

 

Recycling Displays representatives Will Sheer and Rob Mackay are at RWM at the NEC in Birmingham this week, promoting our range of educational interactives, games and new products in the pipeline.

Recycling Displays has been working for over twenty years to support education about recycling and waste management. Our experience has shown that children are mainly learning from their parents’ example at home – so Recycling Displays has been exploring how to improve the level of engagement for reducing and re-using our waste through their education.

We believe children and young people need a greater understanding of issues affecting sustainable production of food (packaging) and manufacture of products (materials), if they are to use that knowledge in their working lives and positively influence the future. So we are seeking feedback about the support teachers and educational settings need to catch their pupils’ attention.

To raise awareness of the issues and explain some of the processes, Recycling Displays designs and builds educational interactives, bespoke displays, games and portable resources that can be shared within a local education authority.

Waste management companies manage local recycling sites where they can provide space to support educational efforts; some are now working with councils to implement plans such as educational visitor centres. For example, Wakefield City Council is working with waste management company, Shanks, to provide an education centre at South Kirkby. Shanks commissioned Recycling Displays to design the interactive exhibits inside the centre – which is opening soon.

Our games and bespoke displays focus on being interactive – creating a simple yet unique experience to embed the learning about these critical issues. Our Recycling Displays manager, Will Sheer, is taking time at the RWM show to understand more from local authorities and the industry about what support they need to engage audiences on the future of waste management.

Contact Will through the Recycling Displays website.