ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An effort is underway to get rid of those styrofoam food trays in school cafeterias.

They’re made of petroleum so they don’t break down in landfills for a long time and when they do they emit methane.

So  the St. Louis Jefferson Solid Waste Management District is testing a paper fiber tray and the Parkway School District will help by using them at North High school the middle school and three elementary schools.

Students will simply throw their trays and food scraps into a yellow bin and from there, the compost pile which will eventually become nutrient rich soil.


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