We decided to get rid of plastic trays and now offer cardboard trays in our cafeteria to support our district’s efforts to expand and improve our recycling efforts. The trays look great, and already schools are requesting more recycling pickups and fewer waste pickups. Recycling pickups cost less than waste pickups, so it’s a win for us.

Julia Bauscher
Director of School and Community Nutrition Services
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, Ky.