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By reducing the amount of natural resources you consume, we’ve heard it before. However reusing items that would otherwise go to waste. As well as recycling trash so it can be repurposed. By doing all this, you’re helping ensure a brighter future for the children of today. However, planning for the future not only includes taking steps in the present day. Also by preparing for tomorrow.
Children who learn how to cut, reuse and recycle. Then now we will gain the foundation they need to pass those practices on to their children. Thereby and continue preserving natural resources.
We know, we all try living the principles of “cut, reuse and recycle.” Yet every day in your life, it might be difficult for your children to see what you’re doing. Then you won’t understand why it’s important. Getting your kids involved in your efforts to cut your family’s environmental footprint is a great way to inspire them to make eco-friendly choices later in life. There are many ways to teach your children how.
For example, you could help your kids learn the importance of reducing the amount of waste they generate during your regular trips to the grocery store. You can explain to them why you use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic or paper ones from the store. You can encourage them to help you find the products that use the least amount of packaging such as bulk breakfast cereals.
Helping your kids understand the importance of reusing can be as easy as encouraging them to give their old, unwanted toys or books. You could use refillable soap dispensers and ditch paper napkins in favor of cloth. Attempting to repair damaged or broken toys before getting rid of them also helps teach kids that simply throwing items away is often extremely wasteful. Finally, asking your kids to help around the house by separating waste into recyclable and non-recyclable trash can teach them the principles of recycling and why it’s good for the environment.
There are so many ways to get your kids involved in good sustainability practices around the home. The following guide includes many of the best ideas. You reduce, reuse and recycle because you want to leave behind the best possible world for your children. It’s important to help kids understand that they need to take responsibility, too.
Checklist created by RMPUSA.
Helping Kids Learn To Reduce, Reuse and Recycle created by RMP USA
Great checklist! I think this could be really helpful for many families.
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