South Africa is an environmentally vulnerable country and there is a need to maximise the use of resources.
This project aims to integrate responsible and efficient management of resources in school curricula, to improve teacher and learner comprehension of core curriculum and sustainability subjects, and reward attainment.
This includes, but is not limited to, programmes on waste reduction, recycling and resource management.
Given that a high percentage of learners in South Africa are living in rural communities, raising awareness in schools and their local communities on how to manage resources efficiently and effectively, will aim to improve local waste and recycling systems and generate employment opportunities to unlock social, economic and environmental benefits for the communities in which it operates.
As part of this pilot project, Wastebuster is working with school children to build awareness and understanding of sustainable development.
The goal is to take the learnings from the project and work together with business, government, existing educationalists, school networks and communities to develop an education, campaign and recycling platform, for South Africa. Building on Wastebuster’s successful UK delivery model.
The platform would aim to:
In line with these objectives, Wastebuster developed several educational videos for children on the Virtuous Circle project. Follow Wastebuster’s lead character, a space monkey called Captain Busta, on his journey to planet Earth where he meets South African artist Tresor. Together, they promote the benefits of good nutrition, explain to school children how to use the dual compartment pouches and demonstrate how appropriate packaging can help reduce food waste.