Instead of contributing to the production of more plastic, look at buying eco-friendly products.
Put one wrong item in your recycling bin, and it could result in a truck full of recyclables going to the landfill.
If you are doing some spring cleaning, consider donating gently used items like furniture and toys to your local thrift store.
Educating them about the advantages of recycling could be a great deal of fun. Everyone pays attention when you talk about saving the environment.