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Plastic Cups

Plastic Cups
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Plastic cups are recyclable in Berkeley. If they are made of polystyrene foam (i.e., styrofoam) you need to put them in the gray landfill cart. If the cups are labeled "BPI certified compostable," put them in the green compost cart.


Opt for a reusable container instead. In general, try to take less food to go by eating at the establishment or preparing more meals at home.


Disposable or “throw-away” items are generally not a good environmental option because a lot of energy and resources go into making and transporting them to be only used once.

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