Aluminium is one of the most recyclable resources, however only if is it is scrunched together and bigger than a golf ball.

The primary class who makes the biggest ball of aluminium foil easter egg wrappers will win a two hour excursion here at Reverse Garbage.

You can use this as a sustainability lesson, a maths lesson (how many wrappers, measure the circumference and weight, research what the aluminium may be recycled into).

Here’s a classroom poster to help you drum up some enthusiasm in your class.

Post pics of your ball as it grows using #reversegarbagefoilball

Terms and conditions

  1. This competition is open to K-6 classes only.
  2. The prize includes a two-hour excursion at Reverse Garbage to the value of $700. It does not include travel to and from Reverse Garbage, Hut 8, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville.
  3. The winner will be contacted by 5pm, 11 May 2020. The excursion must be taken before 20 December 2020.
  4. Competition closes Friday, 8 May 2020. Please email one completed entry form per class to
  5. The entry must consist of 100% aluminium foil Easter egg wrappers. For this competition you can not include any aluminium foil that has not come from an Easter chocolate product.
  6. Students don’t need to eat more chocolate, just encourage them to collect wrappers from their friends and family. The more people who learn how to properly recycle aluminium, the better!
  7. The winning entry will be the ball with the largest circumference.
  8. We may ask you to bring your ball in for verification.
  9. The judges’ decision is final.