Schools not recycling

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 9:13 p.m.
We recently moved to this area from another town in Florida. When I went to the public school to have lunch with my children I was pleased to see the signs that said "we recycle." Upon entering the cafeteria I soon learned that was not so.
To my amazement I found they serve lunch to everyone on Styrofoam trays that are tossed in a trash can with the rest of the food and trash and hauled away to the landfill, which is not even located in this county. Not only that, but they had lovely sandwiches and salads in nice clear plastic containers that were tossed away. This occurs every day, breakfast and lunch for approximately 500 students, not counting teachers and guests.
This was just one school in Alachua County. I was told every public school follows this same practice. I was appalled and sickened by this sight. We need to do something about this. What are we teaching our children? Certainly not recycling.
Lesley Dycus, Micanopy

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