27 June 2009

reduce, reuse, recycle

cosmo's got the recycling bug. i don't think it has much to do with an ecological awareness, he just likes to sort, and put things where they go. our curbside pickup doesn't require that we sort beyond keeping the paper and cardboard separate from everything else. but cosmo has plastic in one bin, glass in another, cans in yet another, and the paper and cardboard is in a separate spot, inside. first thing, when he wakes up in the morning, he wants to gather up any bottles and cans from the night before, and take them out to the recycling bins.

we recently took a field trip to the solid waste recycling center, so cosmo could check it out. he loved it, and since we didn't have much of our own to recycle, we took things from various visitors, and put them in the proper bins. when it was time to go, i swear, cosmo was crying that he didn't want to leave!

picking up trash in the neighborhood is a favorite activity, and, it's one of those things where once you start looking for it, it's all you see! on a recent trip on his bike, he would spot a bit of plastic, and have to stop the bike, and try to reach for it.

sometimes he'd be forced to ditch the bike altogether, so he could focus on getting up all that trash.

such a good citizen.


Anonymous said...

Good man, Cosmo! Doesn't matter why he's doing it; it only matters that he IS. =)

mep said...

Such a good citizen, indeed. My youngest is obsessed with recycling in his own way. He loves to pull himself up on our recycle bin and then start tossing out cans, bottles, and flattened boxes.

We don't have to sort either, but I can see Bub enjoying it. Good idea on the recycling center field trip.