Brand & Martínez for August 24, 2012

LAUSD trades styrofoam trays for a more eco-friendly option

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Los Angeles Unified School District has opted to look for alternatives to plastic foam lunch trays.

This year, L.A. school lunches will be a little more "green." Not the food, but the trays. That's because trays made from polystyrene have been banned. These styrofoam serving dishes are not biodegradable and critics say they fill up landfills. Now, the Los Angeles Unified School District is opting for what they hope is a more eco-friendly option. KPCC's Vanessa Romo reports on the change.

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