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National School Resources

Zero Waste Scotland has developed food waste resources for primary and secondary levels specifically for the Scottish curriculum.

Food waste resources for schools include:

  • Whole school pack
  • Primary school resources
  • Secondary school resources
  • Food saving action poster
  • Food waste in Scotland poster
  • PowerPoint-Autopsy of food waste

Further information and support can be viewed here - Zero Waste Scotland - Teaching Resources


Food waste monitoring toolkits for schools are also available and include:

  • Risk assessment form
  • How to set up a monitoring area guide
  • Monitoring sheets

Further information and support can be viewed here - Zero Waste Scotland - Food waste monitoring toolkit for schools


Did you know?

Scots are throwing away around £490 million worth of food and drink each year due to it 'not being used in time?

The Scottish Government's 2019 'Food Gone Bad' Campaign is highlighting actions that can be taken to reduce food waste and to recycle food waste that can't be prevented.

Please visit the following links for hints and tips on reducing food waste: