Why is Recycling Important? Plus a Bird Feeder using a plastic bottle.

It’s important to instill the importance of recycling in our children. And what better way than to teach them the reasons why, plus create a craft from an item that would normally be thrown away. Here’s why recycling is important and a useful birdfeeder activity to put these ideas into practice.

Why is recycling important?

  1. It saves energy

  2. It helps the environment

  3. It reduces litter

  4. It keeps our planet clean

  5. It protects our wildlife

Did you know that we can save 220 million trees each year if we all recycled our newspapers?

Did you know that it takes as fast as 60 days for recycled aluminium cans to be processed and the new cans displayed in the grocery shelf again?

You close this cycle by buying and using the new product, and when you deposit the can in the recyclable bin, the process starts again.

1 million sea creatures die each year from used plastic dumped in the sea

Did you know that it takes as fast as 60 days for recycled aluminium cans to be processed and the new cans displayed in the grocery shelf again?

You close this cycle by buying and using the new product, and when you deposit the can in the recyclable bin, the process starts again.

What is Recycling?

Recycling is a process. It involves the following:

Collection of recyclable waste like paper, plastic, glass, etc. From the moment you place your trash in the proper recycling bin, the process of recycling starts.

Separation of the waste materials into different groups.

Processing of the material to produce a new raw material, like aluminium being melted again to purify the metal and return it to the production cycle.

Manufacturing of a brand new productfrom the recycled material, or the making of new aluminium cans from the melted material.


You will need:

  1. An empty plastic bottle

  2. A pair of scissors

  3. String

  4. Mixed bird seed

How?

  1. Cut the base of the container

  2. Punch two holes on either side

  3. Thread a thick string through the holes on either side

  4. Place the bird seed in bottom of container

  5. Choose a suitable tree in your garden and hang the bird feeder.

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