BETTER AT THE BIN IS BETTER FOR OUR FUTURE.
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Empty soda cans and bottles of all liquid. Doing so helps keep paper in recycling bins dryer so more paper can be recycled. Higher-quality paper bales generate revenue that comes back to help pay for curbside collection programs. Those economics benefit everyone.
Empty food containers before recycling them. Doing so keeps food out of your recycling bin. When recycling is cleaner, we can recycle more of it.
Compost all food scraps: coffee grounds, banana peels, vegetable cuttings, even chicken bones. Composting keeps materials out of landfills and returns nutrients to local farms. Compost feeds the soil. That helps farmers grow healthy food that comes to our tables. Farmers even use compost to grow cover crops that pull carbon out of the air and return it to the soil where it belongs.
Refuse plastics. Refuse plastic bags, plastic straws and other plastics whenever possible.
Carry a metal water bottle. Doing so can save you $200 a year.
Carry a (metal) travel mug. We don’t need single-use coffee cups, and coffee shops small discounts to people who bring their own travel mug.
Carry canvas carry bags when shopping. (No plastic bag required, and stores give small discounts to people who bring their own bag.)