Straws

Landfill

Updated on November 27, 2018

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Instructions

Put plastic straws in the gray cart. If they are paper, they can go in the green compost cart.

Alternatives

Avoid plastic single-use straws and invest in a reusable one, e.g. metal, glass, bamboo. Many types of reusable straws are available at the Ecology Center store.

Facts

Plastic straws are small, nonrigid, and can get stuck in the machinery used to sort materials at a recycling center or transfer station.

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