Major US cities phasing out PS foam school lunch trays – USAPosted on June 5, 2015 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
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Polystyrene foam trays will be swapped out for compostable plates at schools in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Miami and Orlando, Fla., next year. The change comes after two years of work on the part of the Urban School Food Alliance, the cooperative buying group formed by the school districts, and The Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.
Reusable plastic and melamine trays have been largely phased out of school cafeterias over the last decade, replaced with PS foam trays that end up in the trash — 225 million of them every year, the Alliance estimates.
This is great move but as the article says it requires a suitable disposal plant that will accept and process the compostable material before a difference is really made.
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