Schools that Ditched Disposables
We have compiled multiple case studies of K-12 schools that have successfully transitioned to healthier foodware options. Each school faced different challenges, but all were able to find a solution that benefited their students and saved money in the long run. More case studies are coming soon. We invite you to share your stories with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palo Alto Unified School District (CA) transitioned from single-use foodware to reusables in 12 elementary schools that served breakfast and lunch to upwards of 3,400 students using a centralized kitchen. Annually, Palo Alto Unified School District:
- Saves $25,000
- Uses 436,540 fewer disposable items
- Prevents 8,152 pounds of waste