Food Waste Upcycling

Suitable for: P1 – P6

Insights gained from the upcycling food waste workshop are simple to digest and suitable for primary school kids. Through learning more about the functions of live insects in waste reduction, students can bring this knowledge back home and create their own insect upcycling project to cut down on waste.


This programme educates students on the bigger picture of food waste in our agri-food supply chain and how we can innovatively reduce waste. Students will also learn about the types of waste we generate and various waste disposal methods along with their limitations.

Live insects will be used in this workshop to demonstrate the various types of waste it can breakdown along with its functional uses and by-product.

Students will be given mini investigative projects for experimentation and report their findings thereafter.

Programme Includes:

Customised learning objectives

Baseline and enhanced syllabus

Compost tray

Curated lesson plan

Lesson delivery (60mins)

Individual sustainability learning kit

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcycling is about using our creative juices to give discarded objects or materials a new life, making them useful again!
It is about 60 minutes. Should you have a specific duration in mind, do send us an enquiry and we will get back to you!
Aligning with MOE’s objectives, we specially curated the workshop for primary school students in Singapore. Schools that are passionate about sustainability and interested to learn more about upcycling are always welcome to join us in our Upcycling Food Waste Workshop.
Each student will receive a Werm-Cycle kit containing a container of mealworms, a pack of wheat bran, a magnifying glass and a educational pamphlet. Food waste will also be prepared for students to feed the hungry mealworms. Students will also be given a worksheet to consolidate their learning.
Students will gain a deeper understanding of food waste, how food waste is being generated and also weigh the pros and cons of different disposal methods. Harnessing the power to nature, students will experience an innovative way to upcycle food waste.
Upcycling transforms waste materials into new and useful items of greater value. It is an eco-friendly and sustainable practice that helps us to reduce waste, conserve our limited resources, as well as promote innovation and creativity.

Upcycling is about using creative and innovative ways to make unwanted materials and discarded products purposeful and of higher value. We turn food waste into food for our mealworms. Mealworms can then be used to feed our pet fishes or birds.

Recycling involves the breaking down of waste materials and converting them into raw materials that can be used to make new products. Old plastic bottles are recycled to be processed into new plastic bottles.

Downcycling converts waste materials into a product of lesser value. Old tires are being processed into rubber mulch for playgrounds.

Yes! You can always unleash your creativity and imagination to turn materials you have at home into something useful!

You can start by looking for items that you no longer use or need. These could be things such as old clothing, furniture or household items.

Next, start to brainstorm ideas to upcycle these items using tools and materials available at home, like paint, fabric or basic woodworking tools. If you are unable to think of ideas, you can always search online for inspiration and guidance for your upcycling project.

Upcycling is a fun and rewarding way to reduce waste and give new life to old items. It is definitely something that you can try in the comfort of your home!

Nope! All materials will be provided for the workshop. Just come in with an open mind, ready to learn more about upcycling!
We would require a minimum of 15 pax to start the workshop. If you have a class size smaller than 15 pax, do contact us via whatsapp or email and we will get back to you!

Contact Us

For enquires about novel aquafeed, insect farming, feed trials or anything under the sun! We will reply to you as soon as possible.