Teaching Our Kids How to Recycle
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Before Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
Recycling is great for the environment, as it enables less rubbish to find its way to landfills throughout the country, Even recycling uses valuable resources and energy. We should encourage our kids to try and use all recyclable products until the end of its life span.
Making sure that we don’t generate unwanted waste products we should also look at how we purchase products, so we don't create a larger amount of products that would need to be recycled.
Now we will get into why you are here by showing you valuable ways to teach your children the benefits of recycling.
We are aware that some of these techniques may take up valuable time within the busy schedules of family life, but we feel that giving you the opportunity to teach your kids is essential to give them the tools they need.
Teaching our Kids that “Their eyes are bigger than their belly” is a great way to eliminate food waste in your household, this can be simple, there are many many sayings that can help reduce not only food waste but also reduce the use of single use plastics. The main reason we want to eliminate the usage of single use plastic is because it all ends up in Landfills throughout Ireland, We at Kollect also avoid landfill at all cost to enable a more sustainable environment.
Teaching your Kids “games” to promote recycling, Playing zero waste games can help make recycling a bit more hands on. Use egg cartons to grow cress and herbs. Car boot sales and charity shops are great ways of disposing of pre-loved toys and clothes.
Explain to your kids that it’s not rubbish – it’s stuff on a journey.
Children will always respond to audio and visual aids, allowing the kids to look up safe recycling and “How to Recycle” on youtube they will find hundreds upon thousands of videos that will give the fun and exciting ways to recycle their unwanted items, by doing this as a parent you can manage their screen time and enable a healthy growth of the children's habits for feeling good through recycling.
Recycling is essential for us to secure the health of the planet and with us teaching our Kids how to recycle will give them the passion to use this new habit for good and hopefully pass that on to their children. We just want to make sure that we have a valuable process for our children to follow that will allow them to create their own stamp on the world but we also want them to have a world to make their mark on.