So just like last year I collected some recyclable rubbish like plastic bottles, old newspapers and leaflets, egg carton, dog food cans and beer cans, bottles and containers made of glass etc. It wasn't too difficult as we hadn't emptied our own selective bins. I printed selective bin signs (plastic, paper, glass, metal) and stuck them on 4 shoe boxes. I prepared the recyclable rubbish in a plastic container (originally used for storing toys in it)
I asked her how she can decide what is made of which material. She didn't know.
I asked her while she was checking the objects:
- Can you rip it?
- Can you crumple it?
- Is it hard or can you squash it?
The bold words were new to her so when I asked these questions I showed her the actions.
So she tested every piece and then threw them in the right box. (Cartons were hard to rip but she tried anyway :) )
While she was doing the sorting I told her how we use these materials to make other things, like new paper out of old cardboard and newspapers or shoes and backpacks out of plastic. She wasn't talking much but I hope she listened.
She needed to place recyclable rubbish in one group and non-recyclable in the other one. Y
We needed to discuss that dirty napkins cannot go to the recycle bin but should be thrown into the households rubbish bin.
Download free printable for the sorting rubbish task. Just click on the link.