Composting and Waste-Free Lunches at Western Trails Elementary School, Carol Stream, IL

Jacey Swedberg

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingTechnical report

Abstract

Western Trails is a public elementary school in Carol Stream, IL, Community Consolidated School District 93, serving 386 students during the 2016-2017 school year. With assistance from the environmental education non-profit SCARCE, Western Trails completed a waste audit in February 2015. The results showed that food scraps comprised 82% of the school's waste stream. With this statistic in hand, the school decided to begin composting to reduce the amount of food scraps being sent to landfill.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
StatePublished - May 2017

Keywords

  • Composting -- Elementary schools -- Illinois -- Case studies
  • Schools -- Environmental aspects -- Illinois -- Case studies
  • Zero waste -- Schools -- Illinois -- Case studies

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