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The Stew: Chicago Public Schools pile unrecycled foam trays and toss tons of fresh fruit

February 08, 2010 Posted by Monica Eng

If you follow Tribune watchdog stories, you know I’ve spent much of the last year whining about all the nachos, doughnuts and cookies kids are fed in school districts all over the state but especially in Chicago Public Schools.

This week I’m spotlighting the polystyrene trays CPS food is served on and how just one day of its discarded trays could be stacked twice as high as the Willis Tower (formerly Sears). Why are we tossing 236,000 non-biodegradeable trays in landfills every day instead of moving to reusable trays? Find out here and also learn what area activists as well as districts from New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Oak Park are doing to help while CPS doesn’t do much.

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