Have you ever played recycling games and learned about recycling in an interactive way? Return-It has created the first-of-its-kind online recycling activity book for schools and their students which is now officially live!
Sorting games, science labs, and colouring pages - we've got them all.
The online activity book features true and false questions about recycling beverage containers, information on match codes, interesting facts about recovering beverage containers and more.
Introducing the Return-It School's 2022 Contest Winners
September 12, 2022
It has been another successful year for the Return-It School Contest, which received many inspiring recycling success stories from B.C. elementary, middle and high school students. Since the program’s inception 22 years ago, hundreds of schools have taken part in the program by collecting refundable beverage containers. The contest aims to empower the leaders of tomorrow by providing an incentive for students to take their recycling initiatives to the next level.
The 2021/2022 school year was competitive, with many entries demonstrating how students from across the province are showing a commitment and passion for recycling. The Return-It School Contest reflects Return-It’s social purpose to foster a world where nothing is waste – creating a better future for people, communities and the planet through recycling, education and strategic partnerships.
Ladner Elementary School’s New Playground Fundraiser
September 15, 2021
Ladner Elementary is a winner of the 2020/21 Return-It School Contest!
Students & parents at Ladner Elementary School have been collecting refundable bottles & cans since the Summer of 2020 to help raise funds for the Playground Replacement Project. With the help of community donations, they have returned almost 90,000 containers through drive-through drop-off events and the school's Return-It Express account!
Request your Return-It School Video Presentation Package today!
January 25, 2021
Our popular and engaging live gymnasium presentation featuring Return-It Man and the Return-It Scientist is now returning in a NEW, INTERACTIVE AND ENTERTAINING VIDEO! Teachers can now request a free Presentation Kit via mail to their class with the video, lesson tips and info, plus special goodies for their students!
The new 18-minute video presentation – recommended for students grades K-4, follows the same exciting storyline as the previous in-school presentation – Return-It Man and the Return-It Scientist team up to educate students about the importance of recycling and how it works. The video includes an interactive activity that engages students in a race to sort recyclables (with support from the teacher managing the presentation).
When you request a Return-It School Video Presentation Kit, you will receive:
1 Return-It activity book + pencil crayon set for each student in your class (up to 30)
3 Return-It medals for the students who volunteer to participate in the in-video activity
1 Teacher’s Guide including a QR code and URL to the presentation and tips for best usage
Palsson Elementary School’s Rockin’ Bottle Drive Program
September 25, 2020
Students at Palsson Elementary decided to try out their first bottle drive fundraiser back in January 2018. After their first bottle drive was a huge success, Palsson set an ambitious and encouraging goal to use their bottle drive money to fund a 5-month drum lesson program for groups of third-grade students.
By advertising the school’s bottle drive across Lake Cowichan, the students are able to collect beverage containers from residents of their entire community, who have banded together to support the school’s initiative. Students were also responsible for collecting the recycling from classroom recycling stations each day to return to the depot. The recycling program didn’t just encourage recycling awareness in Lake Cowichan – it promoted leadership and responsibility among Palsson students, as well as building stronger relationships between families and the local community.