There are lots
of ways to make your house a 'greener' place. The recycle-more gang has a few
ideas to keep 'the green house' green. You can do them too!
your plastic bottles by "washing and squashing"!
Simply remove the milk bottle lid then "wash" the bottle out with water,
and then "squash" the plastic bottle ready to be taken to your nearest
recycling bank. Bottles such as your white plastic milk bottles are made from
a material called HDPE. They can be recycled and help build new pipes to carry
underground cables and water.
You can also recycle your old fizzy drink bottles by "washing and squashing"
in the same way. This "clear" type of plastic is known as PET and is granulated
and then turned into pellets. These pellets make polyester fibre for fleece
jackets and car linings.
Recycle your old clothes and toys!
You can take all your old toys and clothes that you have grown out of to charity
shops in your town. They will be given to other children so that they can enjoy
teachers to pass messages around the class, rather than giving everyone
an individual copy. It is also better to do double sided photocopying which
will reduce the amount of paper they waste. You could also have a waste paper
tray next to the secretary's photocopier and reuse the paper for scrap notes
At the supermarket,
look for foods with less packaging. Extra cardboard and plastic used to wrap
foods means more waste which has to be thrown away.