You can help to make the world a safer, cleaner place. Just remember to: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Reduce waste by only buying the things you need. Try to reuse items or find new uses for them.
Recycle anything you cannot reuse.
Buy local foods and reduce packaging.
Reduce rubbish by encouraging your family to buy goods in local markets. Supermarkets often buy their foods from far-away countries. Lots of packaging is needed to protect the goods on the long journey. Foods grown locally often have less packaging, so why not buy them instead.
Reuse pots and containers.
All kinds of boxes, pots and bottles can find new uses at home. Cardboard boxes can be used to store books, toys or CDs. Plastic ice cream tubs can become lunch boxes. Glass bottles and jars can be used to hold pencils or flowers, or you can use them to grow plants. Decorate them with bright paints or stick on pictures from magazines.
Recycle old clothes.
Clothes you have grown out of can be taken to a local charity shop. They may be sold to raise money for the charity, or sent to a developing country.
Unwanted books, toys and household items can also be recycled at charity shops. Even old vinyl records can be recycled —they can be melted down and turned into bank cards.
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