Nature Projects for Kids

Recycling Project for Kids

Make sure to put objects in the proper box.
Make sure to put objects in the proper box.
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If you and your family aren't recycling yet, now is the time to start! Try this recycling project for kids (and families) and set up your own recycling center.

What You'll Need:

  • Cardboard boxes
  • Marker

Recycling is one of the best things you can do for nature -- and for people. Recycling saves trees, energy and many other resources that we all need. And recycling helps reduce the amount of pollution and trash in the world.

To start your own recycling center, find out what items can be recycled in your area. (Call city hall or your local newspaper.) Then find out where items to be recycled can be dropped off -- or if they can be picked up at your home.

It's easy to set up a center at your home so everybody will remember to recycle. Simply put cardboard boxes next to the trash can, and label them: "Newspapers," "Aluminum Cans" and "Glass Containers."

These are the items that are most commonly recyclable. In some areas, you can also recycle some kinds of plastic.

Speak your mind about the environment and other concerns you may have with our voice your opinion project. Find out more on the next page of nature projects for kids.

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