Imagine you are stood in the middle of landfill, surrounded by rubbish. What can you smell, hear, see or feel? The rubbish begins to move and out of the landfill climbs a Waste Monster!
Bring your Waste Monster to life, and don't forget to give them a name.
What difference does it make?
Nearly 26.5 million tons of waste are generated by households in the UK each year: almost 1 ton per household! Still 55% of those, end up in landfill, with no chance to be recycled. A third of said wastage is actually biodegradeable, that could have been composted.
What do you need?
- Pen or pencils
- A picture of landfill (may help)
Download an activity sheet for this activity
Step by step
Use your senses to help design your waste monster. Really visualise how you want it to look, and don't forget to think about where it comes from!
Draw your waste monster and don't forget to colour it in.
Write a description of your waste monster.
Stick your waste monster up near your recycling bins, to remind everyone to do their best to put their rubbish in the correct bins.