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Paper + Packaging – How to Teach Kids to Make Recycling a Habit

You are never too young to learn to recycle. And what better way to start teaching the next generation to begin recycling than with paper and cardboard. After all, they are

one of the most recycled materials in the United States


How do you start? We recommend doing so by creating an at home recycle center. Don’t worry, all you need is a little space and some cardboard boxes. Place the boxes in an area your child has access to, such as a kitchen or children’s play area. Along with your child, decorate the boxes to show what each will hold (color coding each box may be helpful). This will let the little ones see exactly what goes in each box. If you don’t want to overwhelm them, start with a single box for paper products. Once they get the hang of recycling one type of material then add new boxes for plastics, aluminum, glass and even donations. Here are just a few to get you started!

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