I'm sure we could do more too, but this is what we're capable of doing at the moment. Little things that are now second nature.
At 6 and 2, Mini and Dollop already know what is recyclable and what isn't. And understand the importance of taking litter home, rather than dropping it. In fact, Mini is the kind of child that would march up to someone and confront them if he saw them drop litter!
I think it's really important to give them gentle reminders about why we have to look after our environment, so that doing so becomes part of their lifestyle.
So, when Ecover sent me the following infographic, I really wanted to include it here on The Boy's Behaviour. As you'll know, our family LOVES going to the beach. We spend a lot of time at the seaside, all year round. We're very lucky, we don't see much litter on our favourite beach, and certainly never plastic bottles, but for our beach to stay this way, we need to tackle sea plastic, and this initiative of fishing for plastic and then recycling it has really struck me.
Cleaning the seas, one bottle at a time. Visit The-Splash for more information and to read the pledge.
So if you're interested in finding out more about Ecover's Cleaning the Seas campaign, or the special sustainable plastic they've developed, have a click through.
Disclaimer: I have not been paid for writing this post, however, I am receiving a free bottle of Ecover Washing Up Liquid (which I use anyway) as a thank you.