Working with their School Food manager and supervisor, students proposed a plan to test out a school lunch day with as little single-use packaging as possible. There was only one pound of trash at the end of all lunch periods (a 99% diversion rate) and zero trash from the kitchen!
A huge thank you to the amazing School Food Staff who worked with PS 15 K students and Cafeteria Culture to make this possible!
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UPDATE: May 13, 2022-May 16 is PLASTIC FREE LUNCH DAY in all NYC public schools! NYC. Over 750 NYC elementary school cafeterias will have school lunch prepared without plastic, providing a first glimpse of a plastic-free school cafeteria future. This initiative was started by Brooklyn PS 15 fifth grade students who advocated for this citywide day!