Department of Public Works
Generation Earth for Youth Groups: Resources for Los Angeles County Eco-Clubs

Ten things you can do to reduce waste in the cafeteria

  1. Use reusable trays, dishes, cups and utensils.
  2. Use refillable condiment bottles and purchase refills in bulk quantities.
  3. Serve sandwiches in plastic wrap instead of packaged plastic containers.
  4. Recycle cans, plastic, bottles and paper.
  5. Compost food waste in bins on the school grounds.
  6. Purchase cloth towels instead of paper towels.
  7. Buy food supplies in bulk.
  8. Buy supplies packaged in recyclable materials.
  9. Encourage students to bring snacks and meals in reusable containers.
  10. Use a sports bottle that can be refilled.

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