Encouraging Kids to Recycle Early

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Recycling is an important part of proper trash removal and getting your kids to recycle at a young age can help encourage them to make smart recycling choices the rest of their lives. Kids are curious.  They may be more interested in recycling if they understand how the process works and what happens to the recycled items after they are placed in your blue bins. Explaining the benefits of recycling over throwing everything in the trash can also help to get your kids on board with making sure items in your house get recycled. As the website below shows you, recycling doesn’t always have to mean putting the items in a bin out by the road. It can also mean reusing items for other purposes. Look below for some fun science experiments that you can do with your kids. Or maybe create craft projects for around the home with items that you are thinking about throwing out. Just think about all the things you can do with something like egg cartons. Get your kids thinking creatively, allow them to get interested in the recycling process and encourage them to think before throwing something in the trash. It’s a healthy habit to start at a young age that they will carry with them through adulthood.

Explore the amazing world of recycling for kids with our range of fun experiments, free games, crazy facts, cool projects, interesting videos, quizzes and more!

Learn why we recycle, where it happens, how it happens, what materials are easiest to recycle, how much energy it can save and much more. As well as activities for children, there are also lesson plans and worksheets for teachers, ideas for parents and a whole host of free teaching resources for anyone interested in the topic of recycling and learning about science online.

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