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5 Easy Ways To Recycle As A Student

University student thinking about recycling

Your voice, as a student, has the power to make a real difference. This isn’t limited to life on campus either. With our recycling initiative, you can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children. Not only this, but you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too – something we’re frequently encouraged to do. Yet whilst living busy and hectic lives, it can often seem difficult to do. But, our initiative is convenient and easy to use. It’s the ideal way to do your bit for the environment, and for slum and street children in developing countries, whilst living as a student. Here are some ways to get recycling as a student with our initiative.

Declutter your accommodation

Round up your housemates and get rid of your unwanted goods! Whether it’s time for a spring clean or a clear-out to free up some space, it’s always a good time to declutter. After all, a tidy space makes a tidy mind! Decluttering is also said to improve creativity, concentration, and quality of sleep. Decluttering for our cause will not only help the environment and street children, but it will also help your wellbeing.

Run a competition to promote our cause

Running a recycling competition is a great way to get people involved. This could be across accommodation, schools/faculties or even houses if your institution has a house system. The winning group would be the ones that have recycled the most. There’s a competitive streak in all of us, and so this is bound to encourage fellow students to take part! The more students that take part, the more we will be able to make a difference in the developing world. And not only will you be promoting our cause, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment too.

Use Poverty Child as your selected charity during Rag Week

Rag week is the ideal time to use our recycling initiative as one of your fundraisers. You could even combine this idea with the one above. A fundraising event is the ideal way to declutter, bring people together, and promote sustainability all in one! Get in touch with the relevant members of staff or your student council to make it happen.

Use our initiative on special dates

There are many international awareness days that promote similar causes to those that Poverty Child promotes. Our recycling initiative could be used as a way to fundraise on these days. For example, it could be a competition you hold, or a promotion for decluttering and sustainability. Here are some examples of awareness days you could fundraise on:

Use our initiative to promote sustainable living

Our fundraising initiative doesn’t just help children from deprived backgrounds. It can also be used to promote sustainable living. This may be a part of your institution’s goal or mission. Therefore, it helps you strengthen the message and reach your institution’s goal too, as well as ours. Recycling is one element that makes up sustainable living. This makes our recycling initiative the ideal way to practice and promote it.

How to spread the word

Now that you have the fundraising ideas, here are some ideas for promoting them!

  • If you’re a member of a student council, or know somebody that is, use our recycling initiative as a discussion point in a meeting. If you’re looking for fundraising ideas or ways to promote sustainable living, be sure to mention and promote our recycling programme.
  • You could create posters and leaflets to promote your fundraiser. Make sure it’s clear which items we are happy to accept, so your fellow students know what they can donate. Details about these items are below.
  • You could feature your fundraising event on a newsletter, noticeboard, or bulletin. If you don’t have access to edit these, ask a member of staff if they’d be willing to help and put it on for you.
  • Create a visible and accessible collection point for donated items. Make sure it’s clear to see. Don’t forget to give details of the location in your advertisements!

How recycling with Poverty Child works

We’re happy to accept many items from you. These include clothes, jewellery, ink cartridges, and unwanted gadgets. The full range of items we accept can be viewed under the “donate” tab on our website. If your donations weigh over 10kg altogether, you can request a recycling sack from us. Once you’ve fundraised for us, we’ll collect your donations from you, free of charge. If your donations weigh less than 10kg, you can request an address label to post your items to us.

How To Recycle Stamps

Since the 1800s, stamp collecting has been one of the most popular hobbies worldwide. If you, or someone you know, have stamps that are no longer wanted or of any use, Poverty Child can now take them off your hands and put them to good use. They’ll go straight towards helping to fund our latest projects, such as our collaboration with Fairplay For All Foundation, in which we are striving to reduce poverty in Payatas, a slum community in the Philippines, by offering support and opportunities to youngsters, particularly through the means of football.

Your unwanted stamps may seem completely unrelated to the children living on the streets and slums across the world. But here at Poverty Child, we’re always looking for innovative and creative ways to fundraise and help those in need. Donating your stamps could be your way of contributing to our mission of helping children to reach their full potential. We can give your stamps purpose once more!

We accept loose single stamps, stamp albums, postcard collections and also first day covers/presentation packs. All you have to do is request a recycling label from us and then use this to post us your stamps. We’ll then convert your stamps into cash to fund our work with street and slum connected children.

Whilst you might not feel as though you have enough stamps from your own home to send to us, why not ask family and friends to donate too? Rally around and get stamps from family members, friends, and colleagues. Or, have a clear out and send us your stamps as a part of your unwanted goods. We’d be happy to accept many items from you that you’re ready to throw away and give them a new purpose. The goods we accept can be viewed via the “donate” tab on our website. Happy recycling and fundraising!