We all know recycling is the right thing to do. It helps to save energy, preserves natural resources and wildlife, and reduces our carbon footprint.
How can we help to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle?
These are some simple methods I follow in my day to day life and try to make a difference in my small way.
- By avoiding disposable goods, such as paper plates, cups, napkins, razors, and lighters. Throwaways contribute to the problem and cost more because they must be replaced again and again.
- I try to reuse grocery bags or bring my own cloth bags to the store. I do not take a bag from the store unless I need one.
- Old clothes, appliances, toys, and furniture can be given away to the needy. Charity begins at home.
- Try using the front and back of the paper for writing notes, telephone numbers, grocery lists and then put it away as dry waste.
- One can experiment making craft items with throwaway items like cups, cans, ice cream sticks gift wrapping paper etc. The results are fabulous, plus you have a happy bunch of children engaged in activities they enjoy doing.
Some easy crafts to do in class
Schools are great places to educate about recycling, we need to catch them young and educate them about Global Warming and the harmful effects it has on the environment.
Recycling crafts for kids can be a valuable tool for entertainment and distraction after a long school day. These crafts cost almost nothing to make and you can use materials from around the house.
Germination of seeds in disposable egg cartons
This will be such a multi dimensional learning experience. Planting seeds in a disposable egg carton. You can go one step further and gets kids to paint it.
Pencil holder – recycling toilet roll
Using toilet roll or tin cans you can make a pencil holder. It can be an animal or just anything the child wishes to make.
Recycling CDs and Disks for making mobiles and hangings.
Discs and CDs can be converted into mobiles, wall hangings, decorate items, coasters and much more. By gluing old fabric, sequences, greeting cards on them, one can create magic.
Recycling Paper Crafts
When it comes to doing a craft with children, there’s no better magical material than paper. Whether it’s old greeting cards paper, gift wrapping paper, or yesterday’s newspaper, your art supply drawer isn’t complete without this particular DIY ingredient. Glue, scissors, crayons and you are set to do so much with it.
So, come on let’s take a pledge to Recycle, Reduce, Reuse to make our Planet a greener cleaner place to live in. 🙂
Photo credit- Some of the pictures are taken from the internet.