Why Every Tray Counts
Every Tray Counts is dedicated to working with children, parents, communities, and interested participants within the North Carolina School districts to engage in responsible purchasing and waste diversion practices. Polystyrene trays and food waste composting are a health issue for children, an environmental issue for our land, and an economic issue for the development and growth of food composting sites across North Carolina.
NC Facts and Resources
Education: Ingrain “reduce, reuse, recycle, compost” concepts in North Carolina schools
Trays: Remove polystyrene trays from school cafeterias
Compost: Engage community and governmental agencies to divert waste from landfills.
Turning Talk Into Action
- ETC: Step by Step Guide to Developing a Sustainable Lunch Room
- Helpful Information for Transforming the School Lunch Room
- Composting Resources
Resources and Links
Help ETC work with North Carolina schools to improve sustainability in the lunchroom.