Recycling Facts for Kids
Recycling Top Facts for Kids
Children are a big part of our world and part of the reason we strive to offer a great environment. There are many facts about recycling that they are able to benefit from. They can help to instill a desire for them to do their part from a very early age.
Then it becomes a bigger part of who they are and they can make a huge difference by reducing the amount of waste that they contribute. Children of all ages are very impressionable and they love being able to help.
Glass can be recycled again and again. Most products that can be recycled with eventually wear out but not this one. Most glass bottles and jars are at least 25% recycled materials.
Creating a compost bin outside can help to reduce the amount of waste from preparing meals and from the plates of the family.
Recycling one bottle can offer enough energy for a 100 watt light bulb to be on for a period of 4 hours.
If we recycle aluminum then we can save up to 95% of the energy it takes to make new aluminum.
There is enough steel wasted annually that could make all of the new cars produced in the United States every single year.
It takes 70% less energy to make recycled paper than it does to make new paper.
Only 25% of plastic bottles are recycled. Using a cup or bottle that can be used again and again will significantly reduce plastic waste.
Styrofoam cups and other products made from it aren’t going to be recycled. Never use these products. Ask parents and teachers to use other forms of products that can be recycled.
Encourage your parents and siblings to recycle as much as possible. Explain to them the value of doing so. Offer family incentives to get everyone to do their part for effective recycling efforts.
Help with organizing recycling efforts at home. When you pitch in your parents will be more likely to continue the efforts.
Find out what your community offers in terms of recycling. Ask your parents to help communicate to the leaders of the community if not enough is being done. You should able to identify recycling bins and locations where you can drop off the items you don’t need.
Get your school more involved with efforts to recycle. Start with talking to your teacher and ask her if you can talk to your classmates. Then you can organize taking the entire benefit to your school principal.
Find ways to fix up items that you have and to reuse them. You can use tools at home creativity to help you make them useful once again.
Turn off lights, video games, the TV, and other electronics when you aren’t using them. This will save electricity that can add up fast.
Turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth.
Let your parents know if you see water leaking in your home or outside. Don’t leave the garden hose on out there either!
Don’t waste water in the shower. Get in, wash, and get out.
Try to use towels and wash clothes when you can instead of paper towels.
Ask your parents to help you create an organic garden to reduce pollution and to help recycle items that would end up in the landfill that can be used as compost.
Ask your parents to buy a battery charger. Then you can recharge your batteries when they go dead instead of having to replace them.