Webinar | Ditching Disposables: A Toolkit for Healthier Foodware in K-12 Schools

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Have you ever wanted to get rid of all those foam food trays or switch your school cafeteria’s disposable dishes or utensils to reusables? Well, you’re in luck! CEH has been developing a toolkit on how to make the transition to greener, healthier foodware and we want to share it with you! This toolkit includes steps on how to move your school district toward reusables and transition with environmentally preferable single-use options, highlights some of the chemicals of concern with disposable and reusable materials, and provides information on the safety of reusables in school reopenings after COVID-19, and more!

Learn about

Some of the chemicals found in single-use food service ware and how to identify preferable alternatives.
A school case study and the journey to get reusable in a school cafeteria.
The benefits of reusable food service ware versus single-use in regards to health and waste impacts.
The toolkit, what it does and how to use it!

What’s new

GreenScreen Certified Standard for food service ware

This webinar is designed for a broad range of stakeholders interested in transitioning to healthier food service ware in their schools, including school food nutrition staff, district administrators, procurement, sustainability, facilities, and operations staff, teachers, green team members, parents, and students.


Elijah Butterfield, Environmental Justice Fellow, CEH
Andrea Gottlieb, Rowayton School (CT) Green Team Champion
Ben Schleifer, EDC Food Program Coordinator, CEH

The presentations will be recorded, and followed by a Q&A.

Date and Time

May 25, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time