According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2014, Americans generated about 258 million tons of trash, and recycled and composted about 89 million tons of this material, equivalent to a 34.6% recycling rate.
Whether on the field or in the stands, athletes and fans can get active by reducing, reusing and recycling. Using hand-me-downs and carpooling are just the beginning of the ways your team can pitch in.
Electronic waste were collected en masse at this year's Kenosha County Household Hazardous Waste Event, held May 7, 2016, at the Kenosha County Center. Kenosha County agreed to "pick up the tab" for all household electronic wastes and record numbers of recyclables were collected.
A Wisconsin DNR poster gives residents a quick and easy way to check what can and cannot be composted in most home compost piles found at
As the school season ends and the spring cleaning season begins, there are all sorts of ways students and families can reduce waste and reuse supplies.