Styrofoam Elimination in D11 Schools

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My classmates and I have been working on this project for about a month, and we think that it is something everyone will care about.

The lunch trays used in Colorado Springs D11 Schools are made of Styrofoam. The schools send them to the dump, where they pollute the earth in three different ways. They can be eaten by animals, either on land or in the ocean. Another way they pollute is when they are burned they put toxic fumes in the air. The final way is that they are buried in way that ruins the soil in that area. The Styrofoam takes 500-1,000 years to decompose, while we could use biodegradable trays that can break down in less than a week. These biodegradable trays cost less, and will save the district money.



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