We're pretty avid recyclers at Red Kite and we don't throw too much away! Cardboard boxes from deliveries have an amazing second life with children, who usually pounce on them as soon as they come through the door - empty or full! Recently we made a giant waka out of recycled cardboard, but boxes also get used as places to play hide and seek, pretend cars and train carriages, places to sit on a cushion and look at a book - the possibilities are endless.
We also have recycling boxes "out back" in our laundry and staff areas, and that's where the less interesting items that we can't reuse end up. We also have a fun recycling game that helps children learn about these concepts.