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With April in full swing, our kids cannot stop talking about Earth Day. They are learning about it in school and have been asking me all sorts of questions about how we can “be more green”. I find this to be incredibly adorable because our kids are pretty green-minded to begin with. From growing seeds in our windows to using toilet paper rolls as planters, to keeping a compost pile to making our own jam – we’re always trying to do a little bit each day to make the Earth a nicer, healthier place to live in.
I love that the kids want “Earth Day Every Day” instead of just celebrating it on one single day, so we’ve been discussing other Earth Day projects that they can do. Since the kids are already in charge of bringing our kitchen recyclables out to the garbage pails and compost pile, I thought they would be interested in helping me recycle our bathroom products. Traditionally, I’ve always been in charge of this room because even though I use non-chemical cleansers whenever possible to scrub our surfaces, I still don’t want the kids using them yet. So we decided to solely focus on recycling.
Our kids know that we save all of our toilet paper rolls for crafting, but they usually just leave them on the bathroom counter for me to take care of. They also know that we recycle our old magazines, but they just stack them on the ladybug stool until I can collect and recycle them. So to help them help me, we set up some bins in our bathroom for them to neatly place all of the recyclable items into.
To make sure that the kids stay interested in this new responsibility, we kept our system pretty simple. Toilet paper rolls go in one basket, magazines in the other. I also added a bucket for their bath toys because I was getting tired of fighting dragons and mermaids for some space in the shower each morning! Our kids have been on a roll with this new system and the baskets are very light weight, which means they can easily carry them downstairs to the recycling bins or craft bags.
With our new system in place, the kids are even more interested in what can and cannot be recycled. They were pretty excited to find out that their favorite toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine, can also be recycled through their TerraCycle collection program. They thought it was pretty neat that Tom’s of Maine thinks that every day should be Earth Day too!
What do you do in your home to promote “Earth Day Every Day”? Do you recycle? Do you compost? Or are you just starting out? We would love to hear from you!
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Why do we use Tom’s of Maine in our home?
As a Mom, I like the company’s commitment to keeping my family’s toothpaste safe. Their tubes are BPA-free and their oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives! Plus, their products taste great. Each of us has a favorite toothpaste – from Silly Strawberry™ to Outrageous Orange Mango™, from Whole Care® Peppermint to Maximum Strength Fluoride Sensitive Toothpaste Soothing Mint – our bathroom drawers and cabinets are full of Tom’s of Maine products. We’re also fans of their deodorants too. Our children play a lot of sports and are starting to worry about stinky pits. My daughter is a huge fan of their Apricot one and my son loves the Deep Forest version! With Tom’s of Maine deodorants, I don’t have to worry about anything scary on the ingredient list.
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