My 6 year old told me the other day that "recycling isn't good for the environment". That comment was pretty much blasphemy in our household since we are avid recyclers. I asked her what she meant. She elaborated by saying, " well, in order to recycle you need to use a lot of water to clean the stuff and then trucks have to use gas to take the stuff to be recycled, and then you use electricity to run the machines that recycle the stuff". I agreed with her. She went on "but if we RE-USE the stuff we only have to use water to clean it, that's way better than recycling!" I was very impressed with her understanding of energy conservation and the amount of thought she put into coming up with her theory. I guess she does listen to me!