Reduce food waste.
- Project Drawdown: Reduced food waste is ranked #3 on Project Drawdown’s list of the top 100 solutions to global warming.
- EPA: “Reducing Wasted Food At Home”
- Too Good To Go: Food Waste Knowledge Hub
Compost your food waste! It makes up about ⅓ of your trash. Reduce your carbon emissions from incineration (¾ of a ton per year) by recycling the nutrients in your food waste.
Reduce overall consumption: buy less, buy local and enjoy more. Lexington households generate about ¾ of a ton of carbon emissions from their trash each year.
Use less plastic and learn to recycle the right way.
Learn more about reducing waste and recycling from the Lexington Public School Green Teams