Did you know New York City schools are required to recycle in cafeteria? By implementing the steps in the Cafeteria Recycling Guide and using the recommended resources on this website, you will not only increase your school’s recycling, but the cafeteria will also be more orderly .
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Reducing Waste in Cafeterias:
Best Practices in NYC Schools
by Atsuko Quirk
Watch how a Cafeteria Ranger handles milk carton recycling! This video was created for an EPA webinar and shows best practices from three schools. View setups of individual schools below.
Setup 1: The Earth School
Setup 2: Brooklyn New School
Setup 3: IS 52
Cafeteria Recycling Science Project
Using this EPA recycling science project, students measure cafeteria waste before and after a recycling outreach campaign, like Pack a Waste Free Lunch by handing out Waste Free Lunchbox pamphlets, or by educating their classmates about what is recyclable in the cafeteria.