Schools across the country are striving to be zero waste and educating students, parents and the community along the way. Some examples of schools that have made strides toward achieving zero waste in their communities include Chester Upland School District in Philadelphia and Palo Alto Unified School District.
Why should your school go zero waste? For starters, it could lower your school’s disposal costs, leaving more funding for education. In many areas of the US, schools can even be rewarded with grants for going zero waste. But more importantly, your students will learn to care for the environment and pick up responsible waste management habits.