Wyoming City Schools

420 Springfield Pike
Wyoming, Ohio 45215
Phone: 513-206-7000

Primary School Zero-Waste Lunch Day

Great strides toward zero-waste lunches at Wyoming Primary Schools

When a student sees an opportunity and the parents, schools, and students work together to address it, great things can happen! One example of this is the zero-waste lunch program taking place in Wyoming Primary Schools. Click here or the photo at right for a local news feature on Wyoming Primary School Zero-Waste Lunches. The zero waste lunch on October 13 at Wyoming Primary Schools produced less than half the waste that was produced on an average day earlier in the month (74 pounds vs. 145.1 pounds). The impact of last year’s program can even be felt on a regular day in Wyoming Primary Schools (average day this year 145.1 pounds vs. average day during the 2016-17 school year 188 pounds). The last zero-waste lunch for the 2017-18 school year is scheduled on Friday, April 20.

This effort can be supported on zero-waste lunch days and everyday by focusing on the four R's:

  • Reduce: Eliminate food waste by asking your child what he or she will actually eat, and stick to reasonable portions. Choose a reusable bottle for drinks. Send fresh food (rather than prepackaged).
  • Reuse: Pack lunch in reusable containers instead of plastic baggies; use a lunchbox instead of a brown bag. Send utensils and even a cloth napkin from home.
  • Recycle: If you must send something in packaging, please try to make sure it is recyclable.
  • Rot: All of our primary schools now compost organic waste! We’ll take care of the apple cores, but please encourage your child to eat the rest.

Parents can get involved with this and other environmental initiatives by joining the Wyoming Parent School Association Green Team. Email Sarah Stankorb Taylor at sarahstankorb@gmail.com for more information.