Volunteer Efforts Make a Dent in Trash

September 2009
FoodService Director;9/15/2009, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p8
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The article offers information on a polystyrene recycling effort at the Westwood Elementary School, part of the Lodi Unified School District in California. The recycling program was started by Laura Rodriguez, a fourth-grade teacher at Westwood. Rodriguez and cafeteria manager Brenda Eckart aimed to reduce the amount of trash so that Dumpsters only needed to be picked up four times a week instead of five. Warren Sun, director of food service for the district, is testing different biodegradable trays to find out if the option is economically viable.


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