I got to go with Zaky on his little fieldtrip today and it was actually REALLY cool! :-)
We took a trip with his class to the local recycling facility. I think I had more questions then some of the kids in the class!!!
We try very hard at home to educate the kiddos on the idea of "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" daily around here... We try to make it fun for the kids and also educational as well... little Zane even knows how to sort the recyclables now!
Anywho's... I thought it was great to go and find out what happens to our recycled materials after they leave the curb in front of our house... most adults have this concept of "out of sight, out of mind". Not me anymore... I now know exactly where the stuff goes, how it's sorted, what "numbers" actually mean on the bottom of plastics, what it's turned into, etc., etc....
I was actually mildly disappointed when I found out where this awesome basket comes from... yes, it's made from recycled newspapers BUT it's made and sold at Pier 1. Blah.... I need to find that article I read once... how to make a basket/bowl out of recycled magazine pages...
This is a cool project for kiddos learning letters... it's made from the caps of recyclable bottles... stick a magnet on the back, cut out a piece of paper and put a letter on it, then stick it in the cap... awesome! Home made Leap Frog toys!!
This purse was kinda neat for the girly girls out there.... made out of used capri sun juices... they can't be recycled but they sure can be sewn together and reused!!!
There are a lot ways to practice the life of the three R's... have fun!