Palo Unified School District successfully implemented the following ReThink Disposable best practices:
  • Reusable baskets replace disposable food boats
  • Reusable clamshells replace disposable salad containers
  • Stainless steel sporks are used in place of disposable plastic sporks
  • Return stations/carts are in place
Their annual impacts are:
  • $25,000 in net savings
  • Eliminating 436,540 pieces of disposable packaging
  • Preventing 8,152 pounds of waste
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