Do Not Recycle Foam or Plastic Packaging
Meat packaging cannot be recovered for recycling because of food contamination. Throw meat packaging in the garbage.
Do Not Recycle Butcher Paper
Butcher paper is a paper coated in wax that cannot be recycled. If wax paper mixes with paper recycling, it will weaken and ruin that batch of recycling.
Ways to Reduce
Visit the Meat Counter
Going to the meat counter at the supermarket is more eco-friendly than buying prepackaged meat. Meat counter workers often wrap meat in butcher paper, which reduces plastic waste.