Cabildo de Tenerife


Didactic guide to recycling

This practical guide to disposing of household waste has been designed for students between the ages of 10 and 12 and can be easily be adapted to suit other age groups.


  • Introduction to the world of waste.
  • Discussion on current problems associated with waste.
  • An outline of solutions proposed by the Special Territorial Plan for Waste Regulation (PTEOR), which is in the process of being passed

The activities have been designed to provide students with a greater understanding of their geographical, social and natural environment.

In the "for further information" sections, teachers will find a great deal of information on waste, enabling them to expand on standard content, employ familiar language and adapt classes to focus on contemporary issues affecting Tenerife.

Who is it aimed at?

The guide is aimed principally at teachers of primary school students between the ages of 10 and 12; however, it can be used for classes in all public, private and partially-government-funded schools.

One of the suggested activities in the guide is a visit to the Tenerife Environmental Complex, so teachers can combine practice and theory. Group tours of the Environmental Complex can also be arranged for the general public, university students and industry experts. Group visits of this kind are limited to a brief introduction to problems associated with waste and a short tour by bus to the most important sites in the complex.

When can you participate?

Tours for school children can be arranged for the academic year.

Free Waste Hotline 900 305 000

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