Knox recycles plastic

December 2006
FoodService Director;12/15/206, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p4
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The article reports on a major recycling program launched by the foodservice department for Knox County Schools in Knoxville, Indiana to remove plastic milk cartons from the waste stream. The move came one year after the district switched from paper to plastic cartons. Foodservice director Mary Lou Henry says the program was tested in 12 schools last year, and she hopes to expand it to all 82 schools in the district next year.


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