Compost Now and our Zero Waste Initiative is returning to the cafeteria!
The Zero Waste Initiative returns for the 2023-24 school year. Students will sort their lunch waste into the appropriate bins - share, silverware (if using), trash, food scraps, and trays. Compostable trays are stacked to reduce space, then added to the compost bin at the end of lunch. Students who bring lunch will be encouraged to bring everything from their lunch box back home. (think about reusing those ziplock bags instead of sending them to the landfill)
HOW CAN YOU HELP? If your child brings lunch, look at ways to reduce single use plastic or containers. Consider cloth napkins and reusable water or drink bottles, and avoid drink boxes/pouches when possible. If your child buys lunch, watch the video below that our students produced back when the initiative first started before the pandemic. Talk with your child about what items are trash and what are compostable, whether they bring or buy lunch.