Kids! Let’s think about what we ask for!

Do you ask for lots of plastic toys? We can choose recyclable wooden or metal toys. Ask for toys that you know you will play with for a long time and ones that won’t break easily.

Do you really need Happy meal toys and burger king toys? Some websites say that McDonalds gives away 1.5 billion toys in Happy Meals. These are just the right size to be swallowed by an animal and they’re often not played with for long.

What about birthday parties? There is often plastic in party bags and party toys. It’s even worse if you use plastic plates, cups, forks etc.

School lunches can be really bad. There can be small plastic bags of chips, muesli bars, and even fruit such as apples. People have plastic pottles of yoghurt, plastic wrap, even plastic lunch boxes and drink bottles. I recommend that kids have Skins (little pouches) or containers that can be reused. Metal drink bottles are a good idea.

One comment on “Kids! Let’s think about what we ask for!

  1. Kathryn says:

    Re-usable plastics (if of the recyclable kind) are ok… It’s the throwaway plastics that cause the problems. We used to use glass containers once, and even though they can be broken and cause a hazard, they are totally recyclable. We should use them again for milk and drinks and have a substantial deposit on each one…

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