At an early age, it is important for children to understand the value of recycling. If rubbish is not properly segregated the more it will contribute to a messy environment. With recycling, children will be able to benefit in reducing pollution and they will also learn a valuable lesson about waste disposal and management.
If you are a teacher or running an educational institution, it is best to teach your students the importance of recycling. You can slowly start off by adding recycling bins for schools.
Here are the benefits from the lesson of recycling:
1. It will impact and increase their awareness about the environment
Teaching students that recycling helps save the environment will make them more aware that it is an important activity to follow and share with others. Teach them the basics, such as biodiversity preservation due to fewer trees being cut down to produce paper and reduction on air and water pollution because waste is disposed of properly. If you have students who care about the environment, teaching them about recycling will help them more. With the knowledge they have on recycling, they can tell their families and friends to help recycle too.
2. They will learn how to conserve materials
When it comes to making school work, especially ones for subjects like science or arts in crafts, students will be using a lot of materials, such as paper or plastics. If it is not used, they can just easily throw it away, this is the first step that leads to damaging the environment. Teach your students that they can save the paper for future purposes, or if they made a plastic cup holder for a project, they can use it at their homes instead of buying a new one.
3. They will look at recycling as a fun and interesting method
Children love fun activities and teaching them the importance of recycling can be done in a fun way. You can come up with class activities such as painting outdoor recycling bins for the school, labeling different recycle containers with “paper”, “plastic”, or “glass” or coming up with a fun school cleaning activity. You can also utilise lessons about recycling through subjects like science, art, geography, and more.