WE HAVE SO MUCH GREAT NEWS!
- NYC School Food and 5 of the largest US school districts announced a new school food alliance to co-purchase higher quality trays and food while driving down cost. This 6-city purchasing power will eliminate 2.9 million plastic foam trays used per day, replacing them with biodegradable ware!
- Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a citywide ban on all plastic foam to-go containers and cups in NYC!
- And, just in time for Earth Day, Cafeteria Culture will receive a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Quality Award!!
After four years of catalyzing innovative pilots, educating school communities, creating cutting edge media, taking giant puppets to the streets, and plain ol’ persistence,we are closer than ever to completely eliminating toxic and polluting plastic foam food containers from our schools, our incinerators, and our lives!
Cafeteria Waste Reduction
At PS 20 in Manhattan's Lower East Side, we trained student Cafeteria Rangers, who reduced their cafeteria garbage bags from 14 to 4 on the very first day!
Stay tuned for our multi-media Toolkit. We are working very hard, so we can share our successful program with all schools ASAP.
The CafCu Team
Debby Lee, Atsuko, Diana, Brianna, and Josh