The cafeteria is the greatest source of a school’s carbon emissions AND a big source of chemical exposure harmful to student health.
Research shows that plastic is contributing to these growing health trends in children:
The Conscious Cafeteria
We are decarbonizing schools cafeterias and improving student health and environmental health knowledge through our reusable foodware and customized educational curriculum.
The AAP released a statement saying that chemicals in plastic harm children’s hormones, growth and brain development.
“The impacts of plastic production and pollution on the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature loss and pollution are a catastrophe in the making,” the UN agency said, “with exposure to plastics harming human health...”
“Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health.”
School cafeterias are one of the US’s highest contributors to plastic waste. By one measure, schools in the US contribute to 3 billion pounds of lunchroom waste annually.
In the UK, polluting single use plastics will be banned beginning October 2023.
The impacts of plastic pollution start with how plastics are made. “The plastics industry is the fastest-growing source of industrial greenhouse gases in the world...”
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Our cafeteria tray is GreenScreen Certified, which means it has been thoroughly tested and achieved the GreenScreen Standard for Reusable Food Packaging. This certification sets a new safety standard for products that do NOT contain PFAS and other harmful chemicals.