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Teach Your Kids to Recycle on National Recycling Day

Nov 15 • 1 minute read

November 15 is National Recycling Day. This day is meant to recognize the importance of recycling by encouraging people to recycle their garbage and buy more recycled goods. It is also a great time for you to teach your child about recycling.

Learning About Recycling

Recycling in its simplest form is just using old materials from discarded items to create something new. The concept of reuse has been around for quite a long time, and even though things have gotten a bit more technical with specific recycling techniques and large-scale recycling operations, the underlying concepts remain the same.

One of the easiest ways to teach your child about recycling is to participate in your own home. Organize your garbage into separate containers of things that can and can't be recycled. You can encourage kids to help you divide out different recyclable materials, such as plastics, papers, and glass, into additional containers. Then, take them to a recycling center with you so they can see where it all ends up. Use sorting the trash and taking it to the center as opportunities to show and tell your child what recycling is and how it can benefit the environment.

Protecting the Environment

Recycling is a great way to do something good for the environment. By keeping trash out of landfills, you can help benefit the natural world and preserve it for everyone to enjoy. While you help your children protect the environment, let us help protect the health of their teeth at Pediatric Dental Group. Visit our website to fill out our contact form and schedule an appointment.

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