Polystyrene (“Styrofoam”) is difficult to recycle, both because recycling facilities aren’t commonplace and you can’t make it into new high-quality polystyrene.
Recycling 1 ton of paper saves 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity.
Reuse containers and reduce waste. The average child’s school lunch generates 67 pounds of waste over a year.
Batteries can cause serious harm to human health and the environment when disposed of with municipal solid waste. Many companies and retailers will take your old batteries and properly dispose of them or have them recycled.