November 15 is celebrated as the America Recycles Day. It was founded as a movement in 1997. Since then, this day is celebrated as a day to address and aware people to keep our planet cleaner by reusing many of our necessary products.
EPA has resources and activities for all grades. Some are available to order in hard copy.
The Quest for Less: Activities and Resources for Teaching K-8 provides hands-on lessons and activities, enrichment ideas, journal writing assignments, and other educational tools related to preventing and reusing waste.
This large document includes factsheets, activities, and teaching notes for 6-8th grade teachers. (Educators, K-8)
Encourage students to take the recycling pledge at https://kab.org/programs/ard/