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Planet Protectors Club for Kids

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Be a Planet Protector!

As a Planet Protector, your mission is to improve the world around you by making less trash. Planet Protectors also help other people learn to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

To carry out this mission, check out the fun activities and games below. The more you learn about reducing wastes and saving resources, the better you become at carrying out the Planet Protector goals.

Girl holding magnifying glass Boy writing on a pad of paper
Garbage gremlin blinking over edge of the earth Alien looking over edge of the earth
Starrship moving around with blinking lights and title Planet Protectors Club


Note: To order multiple print copies of these materials, search for "Planet Protectors" in EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications database.  



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Tips to reduce waste
  • Use products made with recycled materials
  • Use energy-efficient light bulbs and rechargeable batteries
  • Shop with cloth bags
  • Reuse plastic bags, cups, containers, etc.
  • Repair items instead of throwing them away.
  • Compost your food and yard waste.

Learn more about reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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