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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.

re use old jars and containers by storing your art supplies in them
re 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.

Use your old pop bottles to make planters for flowers and herbs
Use 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!