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How to grow an eco warrior generation

If you’re looking for ways to encourage your children to recycle and be more mindful of the planet, read on!

As parents, we can help nurture an eco-warrior generation. Our youth hold the key to recycling’s future. We must educate our youngsters on the benefits of recycling and how they can help our environment.

The Glass Recycling Company proposes these eco-friendly family activities:

  • When buying packaged goods, consider reusing or recycling the packaging. Glass is 100% recyclable and never loses its purity or strength.
  • Plan your daily trips to glass banks. Show the kids where to store their bottles.
  • Teach your kids what is recyclable. Glass food and drink containers can be recycled.
  • Other glass products such as window glass, ovenware, Pyrex, crystal, and light bulbs are not recyclable in South Africa.
  • Reuse old cans. Colours, crayons, and other art supplies can be stored in them.
  • Create games that recycle. Let your kids throw non-recyclable objects like plastic bottles into a bin from a distance to see whether they get a ‘basket’.
  • Encourage your kids to recycle. Your projects can include printer paper, cardboard boxes, glass and plastic bottles, cans, old clothing, newspaper, and wood scraps. Masks from cardboard, planes from paper, and creatures from cans and bottles.

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I'm an experienced writer, sub-editor, and media & public relations specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry – across digital, print, TV, and radio. I earned a diploma in Journalism and Print Media from leading institution, Damelin College, with distinctions (Journalism And Print Media, Media Studies, Technical English And Communications, South African Studies, African & International Studies, Technology in Journalism, Journalism II & Practical Journalism). I also hold a qualification in Investigative Journalism from Print Media SA, First Aid Training from St John’s Ambulance, as well as certificates in Learning to Write Marketing Copy, Planning a Career in User Experience, and Writing a Compelling Blog Post.
Babies & ToddlersHigh SchoolKidsPre-SchoolPrimary School

How to grow an eco warrior generation

If you’re looking for ways to encourage your children to recycle and be more mindful of the planet, read on!

As parents, we can help nurture an eco-warrior generation. Our youth hold the key to recycling’s future. We must educate our youngsters on the benefits of recycling and how they can help our environment.

The Glass Recycling Company proposes these eco-friendly family activities:

  • When buying packaged goods, consider reusing or recycling the packaging. Glass is 100% recyclable and never loses its purity or strength.
  • Plan your daily trips to glass banks. Show the kids where to store their bottles.
  • Teach your kids what is recyclable. Glass food and drink containers can be recycled.
  • Other glass products such as window glass, ovenware, Pyrex, crystal, and light bulbs are not recyclable in South Africa.
  • Reuse old cans. Colours, crayons, and other art supplies can be stored in them.
  • Create games that recycle. Let your kids throw non-recyclable objects like plastic bottles into a bin from a distance to see whether they get a ‘basket’.
  • Encourage your kids to recycle. Your projects can include printer paper, cardboard boxes, glass and plastic bottles, cans, old clothing, newspaper, and wood scraps. Masks from cardboard, planes from paper, and creatures from cans and bottles.

GET IT MAGAZINE

I'm an experienced writer, sub-editor, and media & public relations specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the media industry – across digital, print, TV, and radio. I earned a diploma in Journalism and Print Media from leading institution, Damelin College, with distinctions (Journalism And Print Media, Media Studies, Technical English And Communications, South African Studies, African & International Studies, Technology in Journalism, Journalism II & Practical Journalism). I also hold a qualification in Investigative Journalism from Print Media SA, First Aid Training from St John’s Ambulance, as well as certificates in Learning to Write Marketing Copy, Planning a Career in User Experience, and Writing a Compelling Blog Post.
 
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