Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Teen Talk with Maryah: Everyone can do their part

We have all heard the saying “Reduce – Reuse – Recycle”… Earlier this week, I looked at the back of my soda can and I noticed the ‘recycle’ symbol and it got me thinking about all the different ways that people reuse the most random items you can imagine!!! I started to wonder what I could do to make a difference and be creative at the same time!

(FYI… this can says something cool about Habitat for Humanity… I was able to work on one of those houses last year for a service project with a group of friends… and WE HAD A BLAST!!!)

Since we live in a small town, our house doesn’t have a recycling container, so my family and I make trips to the local Recycling Center!

It doesn’t matter what your age is… you can always help make a difference in this world! Two of my younger brothers love to help load and unload all the recyclable stuff. (I’m SO happy that THEY liked UNLOADING everything, because it started POURING down rain while we were there!)

One of my favorite ways to see how people recycle is seeing how they can turn anything into cool piece of art! Especially when it is something that I love… like an amazing purse!!! Made out of one of my favorite things… CAPRI SUNS!!!!

I’ve seen these bags so many times in the stores… but instead of buying one of them, I’ve decided to do my part, by saving my Capri Sun packs so that someday I can learn to make my own bag! I did say that everybody could do their part to help recycle, so my little brother is very excited to help because his job is to help drink all of the juice! J


  1. What a great idea to make a purse! I love it! You did a great job with this Maryah!


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