-
x

Meet New Friends!

Recommended friends are based on your interests. Make sure they are up to date.

Friends
Kw-logo-smaller

Top 10 Ways to Recycle

Feb 29, 2016

Learning to recycle and waste less is important for keeping our planet green. If you care about the environment, there are tons of easy ways to help out by recycling everyday items! Check out the top 10 ways to recycle in time for Earth Day this April 22nd!

Top 10 Ways to RecycleWhen you start looking, you may see ways to recycle everywhere!Courtesy of stitchandwire.com

No.10: Reuse Plastic Bags

Often plastic shopping bags get used once and thrown away, but that bag can be used for future groceries or as a garbage bag.

No.9: Buy Rechargeable Batteries

Batteries are filled with toxic materials that are terrible for the environment, so go green by buying batteries that you can recharge. There are also special companies that will collect your old batteries and recycle them safely.

No.8: Recycling at School

It’s easy to remember to recycle at home, but what about school? If your school doesn’t already have recycling bins, ask your teacher or administrator if they can get them or make one yourself – in fact, recycling can be a great project for the whole class.

No.7: Spending Green

Support eco-friendly companies by buying products made from recycled material – this could be anything from pencils and paper to wallets and clothing!

No.6:  Electronics and the Earth

What do you do when your with your phone when it finally goes kaput? Don't just toss it in the trash, many cellphone providers will recycle your phone for you when you get a new one and if not, go online and find your nearest electronics recycling depot. They can recycle everything from laptops to phones!

No.5: Compost the Most

Ask your parents or your school to start a compost. All your biodegradable food garbage – like egg shells and banana peels – will soon turn to soil that is great for planting.

Top 10 Ways to Recyclere use old jars and containers by storing your art supplies in them

No.4: Sheets, Towels and Clothing

Old sheets, towels and clothing can be donated to charity to be sold in thrift stores, or to an animal shelter as bedding and cleaning materials.

No.3: Get Crafty!

If you’re artistic you probably already know that there are a million ways to reuse jars, tubs and paper. A few crafts that include recycled materials are paper mache pinatas using old newspapers, painting using old jars, tin cans and plastic containers and using old magazines to make collages.

No.2: Green Thumb

If you’re not just green but also have a green thumb, you might want to try making old 2-liter pop bottles and empty jars into planters for flowers and herbs.

Top 10 Ways to RecycleUse your old pop bottles to make planters for flowers and herbs

No.1: Recycle Every Day

The best way to recycle is to do it every day in your home and wherever you go. Remember to sort newspapers and magazines, plastic containers and bottles and assorted paper into your recycling and urge your friends and family to look out for ways to recycle too!

Have Your Say

What’s your favorite way to recycle? Let us know in the comments section below!

Related Stories

 

55 Comments

Related Stories

Micro_gardening-micro
The sun is shining and spring flowers out – with all the greenery coming out you might be inspire...
Micro_global-warming-micrp
We are seeing change all over the world. Arctic sea ice is melting earlier and Glaciers are disap...
Micro_earth-day-micro
Most of us have good intentions when it comes to the environment. But when Earth Day comes around...
Micro_recycle_micro
So why should you care about waste management? Why is it so important to reduce, reuse and recycl...
Poll

Do You Recycle?

  • Yeah, everything !
  • Usually, I try to when I can
  • Rarely - it's easier to throw it out
  • No, but I'm going to start.

Random In The Forums

IcyWolf
IcyWolf posted in Debating:
I, personally, think that the LGBTQ+ community is appropriate to talk about at school. I agree with you. We have the freedom to talk about whatever we want and I think at this age we are mature enough to understand this concept. While it is a unusual thing to talk about in school, I think it's perfectly fine to talk about. Me and my friends talk about this all the time and no one has ever stopped us and told us it was wrong. I was surprised when this happened because we go to a catholic school and catholic schools don't normally support talking about these things. Some teachers just don't understand at this age we are getting more mature and probably can understand more personal subjects better than adults can. I am honestly angry that your teachers said it wasn't appropriate for school. It's just a topic to talk about! At least you guys weren't talking about something even more sensitive than this like ISIS or the Holocaust. 
reply 11 minutes
NovaHex
NovaHex posted in Debating:
"XxMadokaaxX" wrote: "NovaHex" wrote:  I ######## identify as an attack helicopter. Just because I'm a kid doesn't mean they should be able to stop me from trying to install rotary blades, 30 mm cannons, and AMG-114 Hellfire missiles on my body. They act like my opinions don't matter just because I'm young. From now on I want you guys to call me “Apache” and respect my right to attack people needlessly. If you can’t accept me you’re a heliphobe and need to check your vehicle privilege. Thank you for being so understanding. Can't tell if you're just making a joke or if you're making fun of the spectrum.. I'm making fun of this entire "issue". And yes, the LGBTQRSTUVWYXZ community is innapropriate for school. No one needs to know who you're ######## attracted to, as after all, at such a young age, you shouldn't be worried about that.
reply 11 minutes
Siamqa_Marisa
22nd May, 2001
reply 15 minutes
BookWorm86
12 November 2003:)
reply 18 minutes
ItsMyLife
ItsMyLife posted in Say Anything:
My birthday is October 16, 2003! :) :) :) :) :)
reply 20 minutes