Environmental charity Waste Watch has launched a campaign for the funding of waste education in schools.
Up to 53 organisations and individuals have so far signed up to support Waste Watch's call on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to recognise the role that education can play in improving recycling levels.
A Waste Watch spokesman said: "Two years after the reform of the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme no new public spending scheme for strategic waste education work has been made available. Urgent action is needed before the sector's capacity and expertise to deliver education work in schools is lost."
Those wishing to support the campaign can call Waste Watch on 020 7549 0300 or email email@example.com.