My two-year old says her ABC’s, mostly in order, and even counts to 20, more often than not. What makes me most proud, though, is she knows to ask what canister to put trash in. While she’s still too young to understand the concept of recycling, she does knows that paper, plastic, tin and glass do not go in the same bin as a banana peel or the scraps from our dinner plates.
Taking things a step further, her older sister often uses the recycling bin as her go-to art supply center. Romeo, a robot with an old shoebox for a body, egg cartons for feet and cupcake liners for eyes, was a rainy day project with dad. He’s become such a fixture in our living room that I imagine he may stay with us long after the girls go off to college.
Next week as you get ready for Earth Day festivities, think about how we can continue the celebration all year long. Here are some tips to make recycling fun and easy for the whole family.