As good environmental stewards we have to make sure that our children are aware that the trash we throw pollutes our environment unless people start recycling some of that garbage. We also have to let them know that with too much trash in our environment, we along with the fishes in the sea and the birds in the air can no longer survive.
Teach your child to observe the surroundings. Let him or her watch the corners in the community, the streets, the alleys, or his or her immediate surroundings. During these situations, point out to him the garbage that pollutes these places. Teach him or her how this garbage eventually pile up and bring about diseases among humans and kills life. During that time, tell him or her that recycling can prevent such horrible consequences from occurring.
When the child is already aware of the dangers of pollution and the need to do some waste recycling, set up a recycling bin center in your own home. There should be different bins for specific waste products. Allow the child to label these bins so he or she gets involved. There should be four bins: for glass objects, for cans, plastic materials, and cardboard or paper. Make your child aware that the trash in these bins can be recycled for future use.
Enroll your kids in classes that teach how to recycle goods. Centers ran by environmentalists often teach craft classes for paper recycling and other forms of waste recycling. Aside from teaching the kids recycling, these centers give kids an outlet to hone their creativity, which is in fact is important during their formative years.
You should lead by example. Perform your part by doing waste recycling in your own house. Kids follow the example of their elders. Throw the proper trash in the appropriate recycling bins for recycling.
You with your kid can also start a community event that focuses on recycling. You can coach your kid to perform some recycling activities with his or her friends. Through these activities, your kid and other kids experience fulfillment in being able to help out clean the environment by recycling.