If we teach kids how to recycle and how to take care of the planet, they will carry it with them into the future and help preserve the earth and it's resources. This article has compiled together some easy and fun ways to teach kids about recycling.
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The government has big recycling ambitions for this country, but it does not tell councils how they can be met. Over the country the recycling services provided by the local council differ widely for many different reasons.
The UK generates 400,000 tonnes of waste carpet every year, but nearly all carpets can be recycled and manufactured into new products, including sports pitches and insulation. You can recycle carpets by selling it if it is in good condition, donating it or if your really savvy it can be used to help banish weeds from vegetable plots.
Upcycling involves repurposing old or unwanted items and turning them into something more useful, in this case furniture. You can turn your old worn out furniture into shabby chic wonders, just some simple tips can breath a new lease of life into your items.
As we move further into the 21st century, the importance of recycling is becoming ever more paramount. An ever increasing world population, along with an increase in consumerism and product packaging that is not biodegradable are just some of the reasons that the amount of waste we create is rapidly escalating. This in turn is having detrimental effects on our environment, with harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses being released from ever growing landfill sites, and natural habitats being destroyed due to the need to exploit more and more raw materials.
With the January almost at an end, everyone has been paid and now people are looking at booking their holidays, with campsites and staycations becoming more and more popular, litter is increasing at hiking trails and areas of beauty. Our blog covers a few tips on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce when going away.