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How to Make Recycling More Family-Friendly

Recycling does not have to be a hard task. Actually, it can be a fun activity for your whole family. By turning the normal boring recycling activities into games, you will never allow any other recycling opportunity to get to waste. Each day, people produce over 265 million metric tonnes of waste. Of the waste, around 1 percent is recyclable solid waste.

When disposed of ineffectively, any waste you produce in your home chokes the oceans and the earth. But the best news is most of that waste is recyclable or reusable. So, it is important you inculcate the recycling habit and transfer it to the coming generations. As we have stated, recycling activities may encourage creativity in your kids. Here are a few ideas that will help you make recycling family-friendly at your home.

1) Reward

Most teachers and parents are teaching their kids about the three R’s – reduce, reuse and recycle. That might sound effortless, but it can be hard for your children to convert that into actions. For them to start recycling, you will have to add another R, which is the reward. You can reinforce your children positively each time they recycle waste sensibly. For example, if your child agrees to forego new stationery and continue using the old crayons, encourage him/her by purchasing a cute mug that can hold the stationery. That way, the child will start seeing recycling as one of the daily activities.

2) Practice the segregation at your home

A large percentage of solid waste that gets into the ocean and pollutes is the one that people dump improperly separated. To separate waste, prevent soil, and water pollution, you will need to buy separate dustbins – such as one for the solid waste, another for chemical waste and the other for the liquid waste. Encourage all your family members to separate the waste property and reward them if they do it properly. You also have the chance of organising segregation drives with your family and friends around the neighbourhood. If you jog regularly with your family, plogging is another great option. It allows you to pick up any trash you find on the jogs. The field experience will make your family members more waste-conscious.

3) Reuse the waste

This is another helpful way of sprucing up the surroundings and giving back to nature too. Each day people dump plastic containers and transparent glass. Whether it is the small test tubes and the volumetric flasks that form part of your kid’s chemistry set or the bottles of water you use on a daily basis, you can use the waste to make a huge environmental difference. Avoid throwing them away, fill some soil in them, and plan some seeds of flowers or small herbs in them. The next step should be to hang the containers near the window or on the porch and develop a beautiful vertical garden.

4) Develop some fun games as a way of incentivising your children

One of the effective methods of educating your family about recycling involves creating games and fun. By developing innovative games for your kids such as buying Climate and Weather Science Kit, you will be able to encourage recycling. Child-friendly experiments, those involving fun, will help your kids learn more about the surroundings. Help the kid’s mark the environmental damage and climate change through practical, fun experiments so that they can learn about pollution and its effects on the environment in a better way.

5) Use the recycled material to make art

A better way of encouraging your kids to reduce, reuse and recycle the waste is to train them to use the available materials to make art. Encourage your family to use the scrap material to make smaller stuffed toys. You can also use scrap paper and construct kits to complete fun craft projects. Through the activities, your kids will be resourceful and innovative. That is important in reusing and reducing waste. It will also help you bond with your kids.

Recycling is a hard habit, but by starting early, it will be one of the easiest things in your life. By being environmentally-conscious to building a better world and teaching recycling classes to your kids is important. Just take several fun activities, and you will start recycling regularly.

Paul’s Rubbish Removal is a big advocate of making recycling fun and exciting. It is a fantastic way to protect the environment as well as keeping the wildlife pleasant and beautiful.

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a Digital Content Writer for Paul's Rubbish Removal. Sarah is a huge advocate for recycling, environmental sustainability, health and well-being and has a genuine love for all sea animals. Keep up with Sarah by following Paul's Rubbish Removal blog!

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