Community Innovation Fund (CIF) Project
Cafeteria Waste Reduction
Funds Used For
water bottle fill station, reusable cups, plates, and bowls
Project in progress
Bear Creek Elementary, Amity Creek Elementary, and REALMS
Bear Creek Elementary, Amity Creek Elementary, and REALMS will reduce waste generated in their cafeterias by testing out a variety of reusable alternatives to single use items. Bear Creek Elementary will install a water bottle fill station in the cafeteria and their Green Team will pilot collection, washing, and storage logistics of a reusable cup system. Water in reusable cups will serve as an alternative option to single-use milk and juice cartons that are sent to landfill. Amity Creek Elementary and REALMS Green Teams will support the switch to reusable plates and bowls in the cafeteria, replacing paper boats that are sent to landfill.