- It takes 1 Million Years to decompose a Styrofoam Container
- It takes 1 Million Years to decompose a Plastic Jug
- It takes 200-500 Years to decompose an Aluminum Can
- It takes 550 Years to decompose a Disposable Diaper
- It takes 90 Years to decompose a Tin Can
- It takes 45 Years to decompose a Leather shoe
OK, I’m printing this, because this Elementary School is the trashiest school. Since I walk by it so much, it always shocks me the amount of trash outside and inside the school yard. I mean really, what does it teach the kids when they live with this all day? So here are my top Ten For Parents:
TOP TEN WAYS PARENTS CAN TEACH THEIR KIDS NOT TO LITTER
- Take 1-2 days/ or evenings a week and go out and collect trash around your house with your kids.
- When waiting to pick up your kids, instead of sitting around, drinking coffee, get with the other parents and start picking up trash on the curb.
- When you get your kids, ASK THEM HOW MANY PIECES OF TRASH THEY PICKED UP TODAY.
- Start a group at the school for a trash pick up day
- Put a recycling Bin by the playing field for all those games.
- Speak with the teachers to educate and inform the pupils about the effects of litter in the environment.
- Keep yourself informed about effects of litter and trash in the environment.
- Help to make signs for outside and inside the school, ‘DO NOT LITTER’
- Instead of playdates, have litter dates! Pick up trash, make it a fun day.
- Have your kids prepare a report on a piece of trash they picked up on the effects of the environment.