The environment is a constant concern. One question that always comes to mind is “What can I do?” Few of us are scientists developing new ways to clean the environment, so for us average joes, it seems that there is little to do to help. Yet, even simple things can make a huge impact.
Recycling not only prevents trash from being dumped into the ocean or another landfill, but it also creates more products and stimulates the economy. There are so many products besides plastics that can be reused or disposed of in a safer way such as electronics and medical supplies. The Illinois EPA has guidelines for how to dispose of each type of waste. Take care to recycle what you can, and keep trash to a minimum.