When it comes to Earth Day and waste management, you can practice these environmental concepts every single day. It doesn’t have to be certain days of the year. The thing is that you need to teach your kids the same concepts and why they’re so important. Today’s children need to understand that they can protect the environment. All they need to do is reduce, reuse, recycle and rebuy. However, they need their parents to help them understand what those four things mean. Here is how you can help put the four R’s into practice in your home and get your kids in on the fun:
When you go shopping, let your kids go with you. As you shop, make sure to explain to them that you are reducing waste when you:
Show your kids that you don’t have to get rid of something that you have and buy something new when you can reuse it.
Most products are fully recyclable and can be turned into new products. This includes plastic, paper, steel, aluminum and glass. You can get appropriate bins from a recycling center in your town. They may pick them up on a certain day from your home or you can drop them off at the center. In addition, you can teach your children more about recycling by:
Earlier, it was mentioned about reselling used toys and clothes. Rebuying is where you will buy those used toys and clothes. You can teach your kid this by:
Teaching your children about these four R’s is a good start to helping them develop lifelong lessons about protecting the environment and waste management. For additional reading about waste management, click here.