Separate collection and recycling

A project to raise awareness on environmental protection aimed at children and young adults, with the goal of showing their role as active citizens in the society and in the world.

The Separate collection and Recycling Project at the João Paulo II Educational Centre has the aim of helping children and teenagers better understand they are human beings who can positively contribute to protect the community and the environment: transformations of the latter are felt as a priority and, thus, students learn positive behaviours that on the one hand can enhance their community and, on the other, improve the world we live in.

Here are some strategies used in the project:


  • Thematic lessons on recycling held by Year 7 to Year 9 students who act as mentors and managers of the project in other classes.
  • Monitoring of the daily amount of waste generated by the Educational Centre, as well as of recyclable materials from the outside.
  • Separation of waste in the collection bins.
  • Partnership with cooperatives and professionals specialized in the recycling process.
  • Production of toys and daily use objects from recycled material.


The project not only raises students’ awareness, but it makes them responsible for sharing the best practices and a new vision of the world. This is possible through the implementation of environmental improvement and conservation action plans inside the Educational Centre and outside it, among families and the community.

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