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Planet Protector Challenge

How does the challenge work?

There are 8 Planet Protector Missions that help schools reduce waste and recycle more to raise and save money and earn rewards, through a set of engaging and empowering whole school activities. By taking part, your school will be promoting care for the environment and contributing to the positive collective impact of all schools in West Sussex.



Download the pack and read the Teacher’s Guide, to find out about the Missions.



Choose and carry out your Missions. Use the Mission Guides to help your school make the most savings, raise the most money and earn the most rewards.




Claim Mission Badges by filling out the report form to earn Planet Protector Awards and Rewards and increase your school’s ranking on the Leaderboard.

Planet Protector Challenge


For every Award you earn, you’ll receive a Planet Protector School Award
Certificate and Digital Logo to use in your school communications.


For completing 2 missions

For completing 4 missions

For completing 6 missions

For completing 8 missions



Earn Wastebuster Recycling Rewards by taking part in the Textile or Battery Missions!

Ambassador Schools double your money!

The first 3 schools that earn the prestigious Planet Protector School Ambassador Award will double their Wastebuster Recycling Rewards earned in the academic year 2023-24.

The Planet Protector Challenge runs until the end of the academic year 2024, see how many Missions your school has completed in the Leaderboard.

Terms and Conditions apply.

Planet Protector Challenge


Recycle Right Badge
Pupils taking part

Only 44.4% of the waste we throw out, gets recycled in the UK. Hold our assembly to teach everybody how to recycle right and play our fun West Sussex Recycling Quiz.

Food Wastebusters Badge
KG food saved

Schools waste about 50% of their food. Do a Lunchtime Crunch Time food waste audit to reduce food waste or run a bake-off competition to encourage families to use up their leftovers.

Textile Recycling Badge
KG Textiles Recycled

An estimated £140 million worth of clothing suitable for reuse or recycling is landfilled or incinerated in the UK each year! Take part in Recycle to Read to collect textiles for reuse and recycling and earn book rewards for your school.

Battery Recycling Badge
KG of batteries recycled

Only 44-45% of batteries are currently recycled in the UK! Take part in Recycle to Read to collect batteries for recycling and earn book rewards for your school!

Toy Swap Badge
Toys shared

Over 318 million toys are sold in the UK every year and there are limited ways to recycle them. Take part in Waste Week and hold a toy swap/ sale event to promote reuse and raise money for your school.

Water Wastebusters Badge
Litres of water saved

The average person wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day! Run a Water Wastebusting Week to save water and money.

Energy Wastebusters Badge
KHW of energy saved
kgCO2eq (Carbon saved)

Burning fossil fuels for energy produces billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide every year. Hold your own Switch Off Fortnight and use the Energy Saving Dashboard to measure your energy, carbon and financial savings.

Litterbusters Badge
Items of litter of collected

More than 2 million items of litter are dropped in UK every day! Make a plan to run a litter campaign in your school to protect wildlife and count the items you collect.

Planet Protector Challenge

Your savings

Planet Protector Challenge

School Leaderboard

School Name
Local Authority
Missions Completed
PO19 8BN
Recycle Right Badge Textile Recycling Badge Battery Recycling Badge Toy Swap Badge Energy Wastebusters Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
PO20 1NP
Textile Recycling Badge Battery Recycling Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
RH19 3QW
Mid Sussex
Battery Recycling Badge Toy Swap Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
RH17 6HB
Mid Sussex
Battery Recycling Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
PO21 5EZ
Toy Swap Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
RH12 4ET
Textile Recycling Badge Battery Recycling Badge
PO19 3QS
Recycle Right Badge Litter Wastebusters Badge
PO19 7HA
Litter Wastebusters Badge
RH12 5PP
Toy Swap Badge
RH10 4XA
Mid Sussex
Recycle Right Badge
PO22 8ER
Toy Swap Badge
Planet Protector Challenge

Mission Report Form

Mission Report Form

Families can head to the West Sussex Wastebusters Club for recycling tools, crafts, videos and games.

West Sussex Wastebusters Club

Planet Protector Challenge – Terms and Conditions 

The Planet Protector Challenge is a competition for state funded West Sussex schools, inviting the schools to undertake up to eight missions that can be used as a whole school engagement activity, a year group or class challenge.


The Planet Protector Challenge 

Planet Protector Challenge Award criteria

The Planet Protector Challenge gives schools the chance to earn award certificates and digital logos they can use on communications, when they reach the following award levels:


How we will use your information 

As part of the submission the follow personal information is requested

Personal Information Use
Email address To act as the contact for communications about the Challenge, including contacting winners
Impact data Impact data will be used to indicate the total impact of the Challenge and may be used in social media channels and communications by Wastebuster (including connected brands like the Pod) and West Sussex Waste Partnership.
User Generated Content (extra information upon submission including; photo’s, videos, blog reports etc.) User generated content may be used in social media channels and communications by Wastebuster (including connected brands like the Pod) and West Sussex Waste Partnership.

Apart from the usage given above, we will not share your personal information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, nor will we pass on your details to other websites.

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What personal information we handle about you, why we use it and why we are entitled to do so

The personal information we use if you register for a competition and why we use it

First name, surname and email address (if personal email address is used). Analytical data on your use of our site – this can include your IP address.

What are Wastebuster’s legal grounds for handling your personal information

Data protection law sets out a number of conditions which organisations can rely on in order to lawfully handle personal information. The conditions we rely on are as follows:

Legitimate interests

The law permits Wastebuster to handle your personal information where necessary under your own, and our legitimate interests provided that our interests do not outweighed your interests. Many of the purposes where we handle your personal information, described above, fall into this category as they are essential activities which enable us to deliver a quality environmental education programme efficiently and effectively for example, reviewing and improving the services we provide to you, your experience when you visit our website and to help ensure that we communicate with you about our resources and in ways that are most likely to be of interest to you and have broader societal benefits. We may, if necessary, also use your information to defend legal rights or to obtain legal advice and to manage any complaint that you might have. We ensure that your rights and interests are protected when we do this.


If your state-funded school has been given Wastebuster membership by your local authority or district/borough and the law permits Wastebuster to handle your personal information where necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations.


Wastebuster are permitted to use your personal data when you consent for us to do so (e.g. for direct marketing purposes).

Where we rely on consent as the lawful basis for processing your personal information, you can withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Performance of a contract

Your Wastebuster membership may be for a specified amount of time. In these situations, Wastebuster will endeavour to advise you prior to your membership ending of the expiry date so that you can consider re-registering should you so desire.

If you choose to receive marketing from Wastebuster

By consenting to marketing you agree that your personal details and the information you provide as part of any request, will be processed by Wastebuster as data controller, to provide personalised marketing and for market research purposes.

First name, surname and email address (if personal email address is used). Analytical data on your use of our site – this can include your IP address.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing from Wastebuster

If you wish to withdraw your consent, you can do so at any time by unsubscribing from any email or emailing info@wastebuster.co.uk.

Please note that the withdrawal of consent for Wastebuster marketing:

Where Wastebuster will store your personal information

Some of the third parties where personal information is stored are located outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and therefore could be in a country which may not have data protection laws as stringent as those in the EU. Wastebuster will only transfer your personal information where appropriate safeguards are in place.

How long Wastebuster will keep your personal information

Personal information will be kept for 3 years after the last contact.

Wastebuster’s Security Policy

Your rights and how to contact Wastebuster

You have the right to access the personal information Wastebuster hold about you and, if it is inaccurate, to have it corrected. In certain circumstances, you also have the right to request that your personal information is erased (the “Right to be Forgotten”). You also have the right to request that Wastebuster stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.

You should be aware that, some of the rights mentioned above only apply in certain defined circumstances and therefore even if you want to exercise them, Wastebuster may not be required to comply.

If you would like to update information Wastebuster hold about you, exercise any of the rights described above or have any questions about how Wastebuster handle your personal information you can contact Wastebuster by email at: info@wastebuster.co.uk.

Right to withdraw your consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do this please send an email to info@wastebuster.co.uk. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.


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Right to complain

If you are not happy about how Wastebuster handle your personal information, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority. You can do this by contacting The Information Commissioners Office through their website www.ico.org.uk, by phone on 0303 123 1113 or by post at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF.