category : Responsible waste management, recycling and environmentally friendly behaviour
What does it mean to reuse an item, such as a garment?
Answer: To be worn repeatedly, used by two consecutive owners.
Can the TV, for example, be second-hand?
What other appliances can be reused by a family other than ours?
Answer: tablet, telephone, computer, washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner, almost any appliance.
What does reuse mean to us, or in other words – is it important that all items / toys / clothes we use are brand new, always?
Reuse prolongs the life of objects and materials. That’s why this way
What can we use instead of plastic bags when shopping?
Answer: Paper bags or reusable cloth bags.
What can we use instead of plastic glasses for water or juice?
Answer: Reusable cups made of porcelain, glass or thermal materials.
What to replace paper napkins with?
Answer: A plain towel can replace a paper towel.
Can we last a day without using paper? How?
Answer: One day it can happen without paper. We replace it with reusable materials.
Are we ready to part with some of our toys in order to give them to other children and why is this a good idea?
Answer: When we donate unnecessary things, we give joy to other children. This is the best way to reuse things.
Which items or items cannot be donated or reused?
Answer: books, clothes, textbooks, toys, dishes, electrical appliances, digital devices (tablets, laptops, computers, smartphones, watches and more.
Reusing materials saves the production of new ones. In this way we take care to reduce the harmful effects of human activity on the balance of the planet.
Here is the time to decompose some of the materials that we need to keep in mind: Paper decomposes in almost a month or two, it is easy to recycle. Plastic decomposes in about 200 to 400 years. Batteries decompose in 1 century (1000 years). Glass breaks down the longest – more than a million years, practically it stays forever. Materials and things can live a second life through us. This increases the chances of each succeeding generation to enjoy pure nature.
It is important to develop a personal plan for ecological life, which should include: a day without the use of paper; day / week without buying new personal belongings; a day with minimal use of electricity; finding a place to donate household items that we do not need on a specific day, such as every Wednesday; it is recommended that any initiative that is proposed be communicated to the parents so that they can give their ideas and support. The idea of this type of planning is to involve parents. They are the ones to support the initiatives and give consent, ideas and financial support if needed.
Reuse helps the planet “breathe” and regain its balance – every effort is worth it. The earth is full of things made of artificial materials such as plastic and alloys; these materials have a long decomposition process, which sometimes takes 50 years or more, and cannot be destroyed without adversely affecting the earth’s balance.