School Pilots Compostable Trays

Hand Middle School in Columbia, SC, is initiating a pilot project to compost its lunch trays rather than tossing them in a landfill or going to reusable trays, reports the local WSPA news channel. The trays, made from bamboo and sugar cane by Pactiv Corp., will be scraped and bagged at the school and delivered to Columbia’s municipal compost station. There, they will be broken up into chips and added to the compost mix. At the end of the six-week pilot, the project will be assessed to

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