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TRASHLESS LUNCHES

At Terra Verde, every moment is a learning opportunity, and lunch time is no exception!
A typical school lunch contains a lot of trash: single-serve containers, plastic bags, aluminum foil, and disposable juice boxes. Multiply that by the number of children and adults in a school and you get a tremendous waste of resources. With campus waste reduction as a high priority, we began a trashless lunch program. Our students bring lunches from home every day, and we encourage them to use reusable food and beverage containers and stainless steel utensils. We supply the cloth napkins. Food scraps are composted by student helpers each day.