The three R’s #BrightFuture

This post is an entry for BritMums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever.

Clean clothes, such a simple thing, a clean school uniform, important in so many ways. A clean school uniform helps my children set off to school and feel ready for the day. With each wash I’m washing away grass stains, pen marks, mud and bits of dried on food, all remnants of their day at school, their day of learning. Persil has partnered with UNICEF on the  “Learning for Tomorrow” project, which aims to help children in the world’s toughest areas have the opportunity for education. So, it’s fitting that Persil helps my children have a clean school uniform each day.

Persil and washing
Washing cotton shirts at 30c with Persil!

Looking after my children’s clothes and washing them carefully, their uniforms last longer. I buy less uniform, there is less waste of ruined uniform, I’m reducing our waste. Reducing our waste, means in a small way I’m helping create a bright future for my children.

I am teaching my children the importance of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Once their old school shirts are turned grey, I remove the buttons, they go into my sewing box ready for other projects, and then the shirts get turned into polishing cloths ready to buff shoes.

When our Persil washing liquid is empty, I rinse the bottle and pop it into our recycling bin. Did you know that Unilever plastic bottles can be recycled like most other plastic bottles in your household recycling? It’s amazing, and really quite worrying that according to The Guardian, only half the plastic bottles used in the UK get recycled. By showing my children how easy recycling is, I hope they will continue to recycle when they are grown up, and repurpose things whenever they can.

Reducing, Reusing and Recycling, it’s so simple, but for each little change I make, I’m helping ensure my children have a better environment to grow up with, a Brighter Future.