Children & recycling—what’s the connection?

The world is growing at an exponential rate, leaving our young children and future generations with less and less space for living and growing. This is one of the most critical reasons why recycling needs to be discussed, especially with children. When we ingrain in them the facts and consequences of landfills and waste dumps, we have a brighter opportunity to resolve and pursue solutions to protect and conserve our environment and community,

The Conversation

How do we start this conversation? What information is crucial to include? How do we keep their interest?

TT&E has always valued our clients, even our little ones that tag along. We appreciate seeing kids and teenagers around our facilities, and we do everything possible to help educate. We really enjoy hosting field trips for tours and demonstrations!  We even offer fun facts and coloring pages on our website to encourage your little ones to explore a little more deeply what it means to recycle and how much it can really change the world when they do their part.

Here’s some fun facts to mention next time you’re tucking in your daughter or nephew or kid you babysit:

  • Metal can be recycled an infinite number of times. Paper can be recycled 4-7 times.
  • The U.S. annually recycles enough copper to provide the copper content of more than 26,000 Statues of Liberty.
  • Recycling one automobile conserves 2,500 lbs. of iron ore, 1,400 lbs. of coal, and 120 lbs. of limestone.

Want more cool facts? Visit our fun-facts page here >>

Interested in some fun coloring pages for your little one? TT & E’s Recycling Buddies Timmy and Tin-Tin have put together a couple of coloring pages just for you! Download to print them out and color your masterpiece. Print out Timmy & Tin-Tin here >>

Have you visited TT&E Iron and Metal with your kids lately? We’d love to see you and educate your mini-me’s about how the earth needs their help to keep it healthy and beautiful!


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