Taking care of our world is so important. It’s not enough to just tell our kids to recycle. They need to know why and really see the impact recycling has on our Earth. Take a field trip to an aquarium or marine lab, many have art made from recycled plastic found in the ocean with information along with it to read about how much of this trash was found where. Seeing it all together is eye opening. Another great field trip is to your local dump and recycling center. Learn about the process of recycling, see where it goes and how it is sorted. Again, seeing the sheer amount of materials makes an impact. I think the biggest impact was taking my kids to the dump so they could see how much garbage piles up in just one county. Our local trash facility was almost full, they told us they would only have room for a few more years at that land fill, then our trash would have to be trucked out to another dump sight. To see, and smell, the awesome amount of trash that comes from humans definitely sent the message of how important it is to waste less, reuse and recycle. If you’re learning about recycling in your home or homeschooling, these books about recycling are great resources to add to your study.
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