The fact that our planet’s resources are not infinite is something that most of us know, and with that knowledge in mind, it is important that we all pull our straw to the stack to live as environmentally friendly as possible. Recycling is a simple way to directly impact the environment positively and here we go through various facts about recycling, as well as tips and ideas on how to recycle everything from toilet rolls to furniture!
Recycling – facts
- Here are some quick facts about recycling sourced from Waste Sweden that can help us understand what a difference recycling can make:
- If we were to recycle all the lightbulbs, we would save a tons and tons of carbon dioxide – worth thinking about!
- By using recycled aluminum instead of new in production, 95% percent energy is saved.
Recycling for children
- Want to increase your child’s interest in recycling? Here are some great tips:
- A food box with food waste that becomes biogas produces just enough energy for two and a half kilometers of driving!
- A recycled newspaper produces enough energy to boil thirty-eight cups of coffee.
- A recycled tin can is enough to generate enough energy for seven hours of TV viewing.
- When it comes to recycling for children, there are also a lot of fun recycling toys to do for the whole family. Here are some great tips:
- Bats and various animals of recycled toilet rolls
- Animal masks of recycled egg cartons
What can be recycled?
Many materials can today be recycled in one way or another, but if you need more information about what you can recycle, you can find detailed information on this site and the rest of the web. However, there are additional methods to recycle too – namely to repair, improve and redo instead of buying new.
Maybe that lamp that has stopped working can be repaired instead of being replaced and certainly the grown-up clothes of the children can be handed in to the second-hand to find new owners. More creative recycling projects can also be eaten, fixing and tidying up an old wardrobe or desk can be both fun, exciting and save a lot of money in the wallet!
Recycling is now a natural part of our everyday lives and the sooner you teach your child to recycle and think about climate-smart, the greater the likelihood that she or he will live environmentally friendly in the future as well.