POP QUIZ ANSWERS

SUSTAINABLE KIDS

Plastic wrap – It is estimated that 10 million Australia’s have used at least one box of plastic wrap in the past 6 months. Supermarkets and shipping accounts for 3,000,000 tons of plastic last year.

Bees wax wraps A safe alternative to plastic wraps they are natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic, with antibacterial properties to that help keep things clean.

 

Tupperware – Plastic leaches chemicals into our food and drinks. Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS) have been shown to have mimic hormones, linked to breast cancer tumors.

 

Give away – That bag full of hand-me-downs allows your clothes to live another life! But please sort them- If they are stained, ripped or miss-shaped they are not likely to be worn again. But luckily there are options for recycling textiles.

 

Sell 2nd hand – You paid so much for these gorgeous outfits why not get you money back. Children grow way faster than the life of the garment so good on you for knowing the value of your dollar and passing it on, Win, Win.

 

Compost – This is a relatively new approach in attempts to combat the problems faced by fast fashion and the enormous amounts of pollution textile manufacturing make. If you would like to compost your clothes purchase natural fibres only.

 

Reusable straws – Every time you use that straw you are removing all the negative effects of pollution that you otherwise would be caused by using a plastic straw.

 

Keep Cups – Getting into the habit of washing and taking that cup with you to your next coffee date is awesome! But did you know that you would need to use your keep cup, instead of a disposable one, at least 15 times before it would offset its carbon emissions.

 

Shopping Bags – When plastic bags get into waterways and the marine environment the leached plastic can do more long-term damage. Remember to keep those reusable bags in a place that you won’t forget them and you’ll be reducing pollution every time you use them.

 

It goes in the bin – Leaning that your rubbish goes in the bin is important as we all want to live in a clean and safe world, but do your kids know why it goes in the bin and what bin? You could start this conversation the next time the rubbish truck comes past.

We Should recycle – Sorting your rubbish is the first step, but this conversation can lead to where the rubbish might go and how we need to prevent our beautiful sea creatures from harmful waste and plastics.

Minimalism – Minimalism with children is totally possible. Even though it does require a little more effort, thoughtfulness, and a lot of patience. Along with saving money and the planet a minimalist lifestyle is the way to go.

Yes – Fantastic! This is a great on-going conversation that you can have at every mealtime. Look at your plate, what can you see and where did it come from?

 

No – There’s no time like the present to start having these conversations you can start with surface-level apples and when the time is right for your family you can even like to discuss bacon. 

 

Sort of – What you eat, where it’s coming from, changing your diet and facing facts are all very challenging topics. Go at your own pace and make sure you venture lightly when chatting to sensitive kids.

 

POP QUIZ ANSWERS

SUSTAINABLE KIDS

Plastic wrap – It is estimated that 10 million Australia’s have used at least one box of plastic wrap in the past 6 months. Supermarkets and shipping accounts for 3,000,000 tons of plastic last year.

Bees wax wraps A safe alternative to plastic wraps they are natural, eco-friendly and non-toxic, with antibacterial properties to that help keep things clean.

 

Tupperware – Plastic leaches chemicals into our food and drinks. Bisphenol A (BPA) and Bisphenol S (BPS) have been shown to have mimic hormones, linked to breast cancer tumors.

 

Give away – That bag full of hand-me-downs allows your clothes to live another life! But please sort them- If they are stained, ripped or miss-shaped they are not likely to be worn again. But luckily there are options for recycling textiles.

 

Sell 2nd hand – You paid so much for these gorgeous outfits why not get you money back. Children grow way faster than the life of the garment so good on you for knowing the value of your dollar and passing it on, Win, Win.

 

Compost – This is a relatively new approach in attempts to combat the problems faced by fast fashion and the enormous amounts of pollution textile manufacturing make. If you would like to compost your clothes purchase natural fibres only.

 

Reusable straws – Every time you use that straw you are removing all the negative effects of pollution that you otherwise would be caused by using a plastic straw.

 

Keep Cups – Getting into the habit of washing and taking that cup with you to your next coffee date is awesome! But did you know that you would need to use your keep cup, instead of a disposable one, at least 15 times before it would offset its carbon emissions.

 

Shopping Bags – When plastic bags get into waterways and the marine environment the leached plastic can do more long-term damage. Remember to keep those reusable bags in a place that you won’t forget them and you’ll be reducing pollution every time you use them.

 

It goes in the bin – Leaning that your rubbish goes in the bin is important as we all want to live in a clean and safe world, but do your kids know why it goes in the bin and what bin? You could start this conversation the next time the rubbish truck comes past.

We Should recycle – Sorting your rubbish is the first step, but this conversation can lead to where the rubbish might go and how we need to prevent our beautiful sea creatures from harmful waste and plastics.

Minimalism – Minimalism with children is totally possible. Even though it does require a little more effort, thoughtfulness, and a lot of patience. Along with saving money and the planet a minimalist lifestyle is the way to go.

Yes – Fantastic! This is a great on-going conversation that you can have at every mealtime. Look at your plate, what can you see and where did it come from?

 

No – There’s no time like the present to start having these conversations you can start with surface-level apples and when the time is right for your family you can even like to discuss bacon. 

 

Sort of – What you eat, where it’s coming from, changing your diet and facing facts are all very challenging topics. Go at your own pace and make sure you venture lightly when chatting to sensitive kids.

 

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