Teach Your Kids To Recycle!

My mom is a recycler.  She schooled me on the basics of recycling and we in turn, school the kids on recycling.  Duke was about 4 years old the first time we took him to drop off 2 weeks' worth of bottles and cans - I had no idea what happens at the recycling center.  The line was long and it was a bit chaotic.  When it was our turn, Duke put a few bottles on the teeny tiny conveyor belt.  With the help of his parents --- 98 containers later, we had a print out for $5.05!  We went into the grocery store next door to cash out and gave the money to Duke.  He loves recycling!    Teach your children when they are young so they carry it on into adulthood!  Not enough is being done about recycling!

Check out the Arrowhead infographic below and visit Arrowhead for more information on how you can do your part!
we took duke to recycle some bottles not bad for 2 weeks worth of water bottles
Facts About Recycling





Say hello again to Arrowhead’s ReBorn Bottle, a new bottle made from 50% recycled plastic – material that can be recycled again and again, so there is no end to its usefulness.

This isn’t Arrowhead’s first environmental initiative. And it won’t be our last. In fact, Arrowhead has a long history of treating Mother Nature right. From preserving and protecting our carefully selected natural spring sources (and acres surrounding them) to sustainable sourcing of our waters, from LEED certified facilities to utilizing wind turbines for renewable energy, and constantly improving packaging. The list goes on, just like the recyclability of our ReBorn bottles.

Recycled plastic is simply a better source of plastic. It’s part of Arrowhead’s ongoing commitment to preserving our natural springs, and ensures that every bit of Arrowhead, both inside and out, is truly Born Better.

Better IS the new ReBorn Bottle – proof recycling works.


This article is sponsored by Arrowhead Waters

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Teach Your Kids To Recycle!

My mom is a recycler.  She schooled me on the basics of recycling and we in turn, school the kids on recycling.  Duke was about 4 years old the first time we took him to drop off 2 weeks' worth of bottles and cans - I had no idea what happens at the recycling center.  The line was long and it was a bit chaotic.  When it was our turn, Duke put a few bottles on the teeny tiny conveyor belt.  With the help of his parents --- 98 containers later, we had a print out for $5.05!  We went into the grocery store next door to cash out and gave the money to Duke.  He loves recycling!    Teach your children when they are young so they carry it on into adulthood!  Not enough is being done about recycling!

Check out the Arrowhead infographic below and visit Arrowhead for more information on how you can do your part!
we took duke to recycle some bottles not bad for 2 weeks worth of water bottles
Facts About Recycling


  • U.S. plastic beverage bottle recycling rates are only at about 30%
  • 2.8 Billion plastic bottles ended up in California landfills in 2011
  • Even though a package says it is “100% recycleABLE”, that does not mean it is made with recyclED plastic. It just means it CAN BE recycled. In fact, most containers are not made of recycled plastic.



Say hello again to Arrowhead’s ReBorn Bottle, a new bottle made from 50% recycled plastic – material that can be recycled again and again, so there is no end to its usefulness.

This isn’t Arrowhead’s first environmental initiative. And it won’t be our last. In fact, Arrowhead has a long history of treating Mother Nature right. From preserving and protecting our carefully selected natural spring sources (and acres surrounding them) to sustainable sourcing of our waters, from LEED certified facilities to utilizing wind turbines for renewable energy, and constantly improving packaging. The list goes on, just like the recyclability of our ReBorn bottles.

Recycled plastic is simply a better source of plastic. It’s part of Arrowhead’s ongoing commitment to preserving our natural springs, and ensures that every bit of Arrowhead, both inside and out, is truly Born Better.

Better IS the new ReBorn Bottle – proof recycling works.


This article is sponsored by Arrowhead Waters

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3 Comments:

At March 15, 2013 at 4:53 PM , Blogger Melissa Libertad said...

My parents taught us that throwing away cans and bottles was like throwing away money. So I learned early on, that recycling was not only good for the planet but also good for our pocket. I still recycle to this day.

So glad you are teaching Duke this. He will definitely carry this into adulthood.

I am happy to hear that arrowhead uses less plastic, and makes an effort to used recycled materials. Good job, Arrowhead!

 
At March 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM , Blogger Connie Gomez said...

Ok, so I was a hardcore recycle-r for years... and got everyone..I mean everyone in my family hooked on it to this day...sad things is I slacked... BUT MUST GET BACK ON IT! I want my kids to learn the importance of it and to the effects on the environment if we don't keep it up! THANK YOU FOR THIS POST! Heading to Arrowhead now! :D

 
At March 15, 2013 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Ruby said...

We recycle but apart from separating paper and plastic and placing in correct bin kids don't understand the value. This will be perfect lesson to learn when we visit ca. I grew up going to recycle centers to recycle metals w my grandfather. We all have to do our part glad arrowhead gets it!

 

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