Plastic Lids Put in Garbage/Landfill Plastic lids and straws belong in the garbage– including options that claim to be compostable. Skip the lid and straw whenever possible or utilize reusable ones. If a disposable option is needed, look for one that is fiber-based (paper, bagasse or startch for example). Those can be composted and belong in the organics. Ways to Reduce Bring Your Own Cup Carry a travel mug or water bottle instead of using disposable coffee cups or plastic cups. Ways to Reuse Repurpose Plastic Lids Plastic lids can be repurposed as soap trays, party coasters and more. Check out this list for inspiration.