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Title:Have a "zero waste" or "waste-free" lunch day
Subject(s):Food service -- Schools -- Environmental aspects
Green Lunchroom Challenge
School lunchrooms -- Environmental aspects
Zero waste lunchrooms
Source reduction (Waste management)
Abstract:A waste-free lunch reduces the waste generated each day in your school's lunchroom. Organizing a waste-free lunch will help keep your school clean, inside and out, and reduce your solid waste costs, but more importantly expose students and parents/caregivers to the concept of waste free lunches. Ideally in a waste-free lunch, the top priority is to use reusable materials or materials that are consumed completely, so you are not producing any waste at all. However, when waste is inevitable, products that can be recycled or composted should be given greater attention, so they do not end up in a landfill. Even if your school does not have a compost bin or if some of your recyclable materials are not accepted for recycling in your community, promoting these types of materials is still a good first step, as it raises awareness of what can be composted and recycled.
Issue Date:2016
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Series/Report:Green Lunchroom Challenge Zero Waste Lunchrooms Activity
Sponsor:Funded by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-07-10

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