This patch and all program supplies are available from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Download this worksheet about recycling for younger achievers.
Use it as an optional requirement for young children to do before the meeting begins.
Requirement 1: Learn It!
People generate a lot of garbage. Where to put all that trash has become a big problem. That’s why we need to recycle as many things as we can. Recyclable products have to be put in a separate can from your garbage. Some towns ask you to separate the recycled products into different bins for paper, glass, metal and plastic. Find out what your town wants.
New products can be made from recycled products. This reduces the amount of products in our landfills and helps to keep the earth cleaner.
Helpful Link: The Environmental Protection Agency has an online recycling game kids will enjoy.
Requirement 2: See It!
Do a trash audit. Put on some rubber gloves and take a peak inside your garbage can at home or at your meeting place.
Things to Look For in the Garbage Can:
- Paper – What kind of paper?
- Plastic – What is the recycling number on the bottom?
- Metal – Can it be turned in for a deposit refund?
- Glass – Is the lid removed?
Requirement 3: Do It!
Think about the products you found in the trash and what you found out about recycling in your town.
Participate in a recycling project. Here are some ideas:
- Make a personal commitment to recycle whenever possible
- Make signs to place near recycling bins so everyone knows what can and can’t be recycled.
- Find out about other things that should be recycled like batteries and electronics.
Requirement 4: Review It!
Download the optional review sheet for younger achievers.
- How do you feel about recycling?
- Do you think that people should recycle more?
- Do you think that you could do more?
Congratulations you have earned the Recycle patch! The patch can be purchased from our partner site MakingFriends®.com.
Does this give you some ideas for earning the Recycling Volunteer Patch?
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