Did you know about 500 million straws are thrown away everyday? Many of those straws end up hurting underwater ecosystems and our fellow turtles.
TIP: Refuse single-use straws and get steel or bamboo straws.
Food scraps in landfills produce greenhouse gases such as methane, if dipose improperly. About 30 percent of food scraps is organic.
TIP: Composting organic material such as kitchen waste and yard trimmings, would make great soil for gardening and reduce waste in landfills.
The biggest landfill in the U.S. is Fairless Morrisville, PA. It produces 3.9 million tons of trash per year. That is equivalent to 557,143 elephants!
TIP: Follow the 5 R's to reduce the amount of waste in landfills.