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Plastic Free Lunch Day

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Cafeteria Culture is once again teaming up with the Urban School Food Alliance (USFA), representing 18 of the nation’s largest school districts, for a special April edition of Plastic Free Lunch Day USA. Be inspired to join millions of public school students across the US for this special Earth-month climate action right in your cafeteria! Check out the new Plastic Free Lunch Day USA celebration video via the Cafeteria Culture link below.

Why host a Plastic Free Lunch Day? U.S. schools serve 7.35 billion meals annually. Those meals are packed with single-use plastics and make a significant contribution to the U.S. plastic waste stream. Plastic Free Lunch Day is a great way to start eliminating unnecessary single-use plastics. If every school in the U.S. reduces 2 pieces of plastic per school lunch each day, that would amount to 10 billion pieces of plastic per school year!