It’s really important to me that my daughter learns to live as green as possible. The more she practices making everyday choices to reduce waste, the more natural it will be for her as she grows up. Our kids need to have better habits about reducing, reusing, and recycling than we do. However, planning for the future not only includes taking steps in the present day, but also preparing for tomorrow.
By reducing the amount of natural resources we consume, we’re helping ensure a brighter future for the children of today. And there are many ways we can do it. Reusing is one of the best, using one reusable product over and over means one less disposable product put into landfills. Another important aspect of reusing that is becoming overlooked is repairing. Many children and teens nowadays simply throw away their iphones and buy a new one when the screen cracks – and this contributes to a lot of landfill waste. It’s up to us to teach them that they can look for the best iphone replacement parts to fit the phone and make it good as new again.
That’s just one example of reducing waste and if we don’t teach that to our children then who will? By teaching children good conservation practices today, we’ll contribute to a cleaner future. Children who learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle now will gain the foundation they need to pass those practices on to their children and continue preserving natural resources.
This handy little infographic from RMP USA provides some ideas for helping kids learn to reduce, reuse and recycle. You could easily print a few out and hang them by the bins.
Helping Kids Learn To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle created by RMP USA
I could definitely buy in bulk more often, especially now that more places are allowing you to bring your own containers!
What are some of your favourite ways to help kids learn to reduce, reuse and recycle?
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