In this section we've included some hints and tips on how to manage your household
rubbish. You can find out how to minimise the effect that you have on the environment
and how to make your household more environmentally friendly.
How about trying your hand at making a
toy car out of old cardboard boxes with round sweet tin boxes for
Have you ever thought about making a mosaiqe
or patterns out of different coloured waste plastics or waste coloured
Kids love prizes; therefore, incentives
can be good idea. For example, if they take out the recycling they
could get a reward such as a day out or a meal at a place of their
Decorate your recycling bins with special
stickers, or paint them with waterproof paint in cool and funky
colours. Let your kids get involved to get them interested in recycling.
They could even be inspired to take the recycling out to their new
cool and funky recycling bin.
You can make recycling easy by buying a
compartmentalised bin. These have separate sections for general
waste and recycling.
Buy products made from recycled materials,
such as pencil cases made from tyres and rulers made from plastic
Start recycling at school by bringing in
paper. You could ask your teacher to arrange visits to local recycling
Make a den out of old newspapers and other
junk items around the home.
Make a boat out of any old items which
are stored in your garage or from waste packaging. Be adventurous
and get creative.