Vox Pop -April 19 | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Vox Pop -April 19

Posted: April 18, 2011 - 10:35pm

Schools could use plastic trays

In light of Earth Day and cleaning up our environment, I think attention needs to be addressed to the usage of disposable Styrofoam trays for meals in the Brainerd schools. I assume they are expensive, not to mention the extra cost involved with the schools’ garbage use with the waste they are creating. Why not use washable plastic trays?  In this economy, wouldn't we be helping our community out by hiring a dishwasher at each school instead?


Editor’s note: Officials at the Brainerd School District’s Food Services Department said Stryofoam food trays are used at specific elementary sites that do not have room for a kitchen where trays could be washed.


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