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Waste-free Lunch Research

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Implementing a Waste-free Lunch Program


Other Research

  • David Darlington of Environmental Education for Kids! (EEK!) conducted a waste-free lunch pilot program at Marylin Avenue Elementary School. The project was funded by the City of Livermore, CA. Waste-free lunch kits were distributed to thirty students in a single class. Families were encouraged to pack waste-free lunches as often as possible. Click here to see their results.


  • California Integrated Waste Management Board compiled statistics on school savings resulting from waste reductions programs. Click here to see a summary of their results. For more details and descriptions of additional programs, visit their Web site at http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/WasteReduce/Models/Districts.htm.
  • The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education has studied the impact of comprehensive environmental education on student learning as measured by the science MSPAP (Maryland School Performance Assessment Program) test. To view this report, click here or visit their Web site at www.maeoe.org.