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Eastern Elementary’s Fantastic Zero Food Waste Lunch

November 15th is America Recycles Day. As a way to celebrate, I am helping to put on a Zero Food Waste event at my school cafeteria. We will be composting all of our student’s (and hopefully teacher’s too… *wink wink*) food scraps in our spiffy on-site school pile. With some fall leaves mixed in, we hope to get some good compost going for our vegetable and flower gardens come spring. This is called Completing the Cycle!…. the most environmentally responsible method of recycling there is. From our Cafeteria to our veggie Garden and then back to our plates in the Cafeteria again. Yep, it will be fantastic!

The average American family produces about 500 pounds!! of food waste a year, but only 2 to 3 percent of those families compost. I hope that some of my classmates will learn that composting is cool, hip and a very normal thing to do and maybe even be inspired to start their own backyard pile.

You should also take ARD’s pledge to recycle more, reduce waste, and inspire others to do the same. You can do that HERE.

Compost on!

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