Low impact resources at the making table really does matter
At the simplest level, this translates to resources at the making table being either fully compostable, reusable, or recyclable when no longer useful or wanted by the child or service. If we value ‘caring for country’ then we need to reflect on the resources provided to children as part of the making experience.
How much of what is provided ends up in the landfill bin daily, monthly, and yearly? It is much easier to manage resources /waste when they are carefully considered at the outset, and are either fully compostable, recyclable, or reusable. Through discussion with children, educators, and families it can be communicated that resources provided at the making table are carefully considered as part of a ‘less to landfill’ mindset of the service.