Some of the answers stumped even the most environmentally savvy.
Recycling is the more environmentally-friendly option, but, while your intentions are good, tossing the wrong items into the recycling bin is actually worse for the environment.
Here’s a cheat sheet:
Paper coffee cup:
Trash! There’s a protective lining in cups that will contaminate the recycling pool.
Food containers or wrappers
Trash can. The oils in the food make the used container unrecyclable.
Recycle (but clean them off first)
Recycle (but, again, as long as there’s no food residue)
Plastic and glass:
Recycle (as long as it’s clean!)