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The Story of Styrofoam Trays (the detailed version) and what you can do to eliminate them.

Over the past 20 years, NYC schools have thrown “away” almost 3 BILLION Styrofoam (polystyrene) lunch trays! Nothing really goes “away.” For those first 10 years, NYC sent garbage to our very own Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island. For … Continue reading

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Why Styrofoam Out of Schools

NYC public schools have been throwing out 850,000 polystyrene (Styrofoam) trays per day (except for Tuesdays, as of March 2010), totaling 153,000,000 trays per school year, for over 18 years. This adds up to approximately 3 billion polystyrene trays since … Continue reading

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