Doing your part to reduce waste can be a fun activity to get the whole family excited about. A majority of waste can be avoided by simply reducing what you buy in the first place, it’s easy and free! Things like single use plastic bags, water bottles, and excess clothing add up quickly. Thrift stores, secondhand shopping apps, and hand-me-downs are other great and affordable ways to utilize what is already in existence instead of producing new things. Before turning to recycling look around to see if you can get creative and make use of those items in gardening or crafts.
By encouraging your kids to reduce their impact, you are ensuring that future generations to come can enjoy our planet, too. Choose an Action to get started with backyard composting, recycling games, and reducing plastic.