Melt Trays

FoodService Director - Steal this idea - Todd BedenbaughTodd Bedenbaugh
Director of Health and Nutrition
S.C. Department of Education
Columbia, S.C.

We did some composting of trays, but that proved to be expensive and difficult to find facilities. We started thermo compaction. We bought a machine, and in a few hours 1,200 Styrofoam trays are melted down. The melted trays form a block, which is used to make park benches and flowerpots so nothing goes to the landfill. We are doing this in four districts.

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