milk dispenser Courtesy of the Olympia (Washington) School District
A student with the milk dispenser.

Milk dispensers reduce waste at Olympia schools

“Steel cows” save 400,000 milk cartons annually, districtwide.

In a waste-reduction program that’s inspiring other school districts, 10 of the 18 schools in the Olympia (Washington) School District have moved from milk cartons to milk dispensers. This move has made a big dent in the problem of wasted milk and thousands of little cartons that are tough to recycle.

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