Our Millennium Kids teams are looking for innovative solutions to waste issues and have created the Waste Free Movement. Kids know we can reduce our waste.
At Millennium Kids we are making upcycled reusable cloth bags from textiles which would otherwise be destined for landfill. These bags don’t pollute the earth, unlike standard single use plastic bags.
Our teams are running campaigns at their schools and in the community to reduce plastic use. In the canteen they’re promoting waste free lunch days, and taking steps to reduce single use plastic in the home and at community events. One team is getting innovative by making edible cutlery.
Here are some Kids ideas to get you thinking:
- Reject plastic straws and other single-use plastic
- Use tap water as much as possible instead of buying bottled water. Good for your budget, great for the planet
- Take your own water bottle everywhere you go to avoid buying multiple plastic water bottles throughout the day
- Help out to clean up oceans and rivers of all plastic
- Check out your local government recycling policy and help your household get it right
- Use the problem as a solution – create employment by giving people the chance to make income from waste job opportunities.
- Set up a worm farm to reduce food waste
- Avoid packaged food and drinks. Buy fresh, buy in bulk with your own containers.
Kids said: “Fish eat plastic, we eat fish”.