Keeping recyclable products out of our waste stream is becoming increasingly important, and impressing the importance of separating waste products from recyclables on your children is the best way to ensure that a greater percentage of recyclables end up where they should. Some great ways of educating children on the importance of recycling and environmental preservation include:
Recycle at Home
One of the most effective methods of encouraging your children to adopt behaviors you wish to impress upon them is by way of example. Set up an at-home recycling station, and get serious about using it. To capture your children’s interest, ask for their help in coloring signs and crafting the decorations that adorn the dumpster and recycling bins.
Make Note of Goods Made from Recycled Products
When you are out at the store and you see something made from recycled paper or another recycled product, point it out to your children. Seeing that fully functional and even aesthetically pleasing products can be made from recycled goods may underscore the importance of recycling.
Teach your children how to tell when a product is recyclable by looking at its label. Also explain that recycling plastic bottles and containers saves energy that can power our televisions, refrigerators, and light fixtures.
Visit a Recycling Center
Most children are fascinated by visits to factories and plants. Likewise, they can be enamored by a visit to a recycling facility. Here, they will see how the products they recycle are separated, melted down, and reprocessed. They may also learn interesting facts about recycling that they have not heard from your or their teachers.
By educating your children on the importance of recycling, you can do your part in protecting the environment. To speak with a representative from RentDumpsters.com about our residential dumpster services, call (201) 258-3699. We are an environmentally conscious dumpster rental and waste removal company serving NYC.