What is the ARL?
The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) is an evidence-based system for Australia and New Zealand that provides you with easy to understand recycling information when you need it most – at the bin. It removes confusion, saves you time and reduces waste going to landfill.
The ARL is an element of APCO’s Packaging Recycling Label Program. APCO, Planet Ark and PREP Design are working in partnership to deliver the program. This will help everyone better understand how to dispose of packaging effectively and assist brands in designing packaging that is recyclable. This scheme aims to increase recycling and recovery rates and contribute to cleaner recycling streams.
Our Lessons for Years 5 & 6
These lessons have been developed as part of Planet Ark’s campaign around the Australasian Recycling Label and sustainable packaging. You can get involved during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week or at any time during the school year and join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference and creating positive environmental change. If you use any of these lessons, we highly recommend you submit an entry for the School’s Recycle Right Challenge in Term 4 and enter in the draw to win amazing prizes for your school!
Primary Education Resources
Big Challenges, Big Impact – Science – Years 5 & 6
Reduce and Re-use – English & Science – Years 5 & 6
Rethinking Packaging – Design & Science – Years 5 & 6
Design and build a Materials Recovery Facility – Design & Science – Years 5 & 6
ARL – Exploring the ARL – Science – Years 5 & 6
ARL Audit – English, Mathematics, Science
– Years 5 & 6
Marketing Campaign (Assessment) – English & Science – Years 5 & 6
Sustainable News (Assessment) – English, HASS, Science – Years 5 & 6
More from Planet Ark and National Recycling Week
To view even more content, head to our National Recycling Week page.
Ollie and the Spectral Spectacles – [email protected] – Upper Primary
National Recycling Week Primary – Foundation to Year 6
With Thanks to Our Partner
This lesson has been developed as part of Planet Ark’s campaign around the Australasian Recycling Label and sustainable packaging.
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