Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
We have all heard about the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Here are some clever and creative ways to do them in our everyday lives!
This makes for a fun craft afternoon with your little people. Find items around your house that you don’t use anymore, or that might be left over from other projects and reinvent them into something new! Here’s a couple of ideas to get you started!
Go Thrift Shopping
Thrift shopping is fun for the whole family! It’s always an adventure – you never know what you’ll find today! There are plenty of lightly used clothes, toys, and household items looking for a new home. For a few hours of fun, take your little ones to some local thrift stores and look for bargains together. It’s a great opportunity to explain how shopping sustainably helps our planet!
Containers for Change
Have you got some plastic or glass bottles, or soft drink cans lying around at home? In some Australian states and territories, including Queensland, South Australia, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, and the Northern Territory, you can return eligible bottles and cans for 10c. Encourage children to collect their bottles or cans to earn a little extra pocket money. There are just three easy steps: 1. Collect Eligible Containers; 2. Take Them to a Container Refund Point; 3. Earn a Refund or Donate! Find out more here.
If you want to explore some other ways to be sustainable, here are 35 more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home that you might like to try!