When it comes to environmental health, the best thing that most people can do is a lot of research. Knowledge is power when it comes to saving the environment and conserving our resources. One place to start is to educate yourself on the local recycling efforts and options. Some municipalities have extended recycling programs that can give you more options, while other places offer programs where you must sort your own recycling or bring it in. Seattle is one place where recycling is more complicated; people are asked to sort their trash, even at coffee shops and restaurants. There is often a bin labeled “compost” where biodegradable trash can go. This is a huge step forward, obviously, but there can’t be too much.