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Title:Composting and Waste-Free Lunches at Western Trails Elementary School, Carol Stream, IL
Author(s):Swedberg, Jacey
Subject(s):Composting -- Elementary schools -- Illinois -- Case studies
Schools -- Environmental aspects -- Illinois -- Case studies
Zero waste -- Schools -- Illinois -- Case studies
Geographic Coverage:Carol Stream, IL
Abstract:Western Trails is a public elementary school in Carol Stream, IL, Community Consolidated School District 93, serving 386 students during the 2016-2017 school year. With assistance from the environmental education non-profit SCARCE, Western Trails completed a waste audit in February 2015. The results showed that food scraps comprised 82% of the school’s waste stream. With this statistic in hand, the school decided to begin composting to reduce the amount of food scraps being sent to landfill.
Issue Date:2017-05
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Genre:Technical Report
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-05-25

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