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Re use cardboard boxes for small children to play with to create an imaginative world. Trains, tunnels, space stations etc. 
They will spend hours re-inventing. No cost. No plastic
Do not throw away half used notebooks. Save for notes by the phone

Re use cardboard boxes for small children to play with to create an imaginative world. Trains, tunnels, space stations etc. They will spend hours re-inventing. No cost. No plastic Do not throw away half used notebooks. Save for notes by the phone

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fran commented on Encourage kids to recycle by setting an example

Things have changed enormously but there seems to be a turnaround.
People are now making rugs and clothes from recycled suits. My grandfather made tufted rugs from his old suits post-war period. All the family helped to cut out equal strips of cloth which were hooked through the canvas to produce colourful mats to put by the door,
I have seen the same idea on line recently.
 My mother in law saved everything ; bags , jars silver paper which she saved for a charity. She was before her time. I saved nothing, throwing away the same items. I
To answer the 2nd part of your question , in the last 20 years or so I have become a hoarder of bags and jars. The council started recycling everything else, so we now have 4 compost bins. My black trash bins is rarely half full as reusable plastic, tins, bottles and paper all have separate bins, and the kitchen waste and garden waste all go together.
I believe the cardboard toys derived from a 2 year old's invention. The same designer produced paper skis from newspaper which worked will on a carpet.
Does that answer your question?