HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Elementary colleges on the Harlingen Consolidated Unbiased College District are aiming to cut back waste with new recycling expertise.
The district’s youngster vitamin division obtained a $30,000 grant to encourage recycling to ship 1000’s of meals in a sustainable method.
The brand new expertise, Styrogenie, will take soiled styrofoam trays and scale back them to a reusable supply.
“Once we take into consideration a million trays being utilized day-after-day all year long, that provides,” Alicia Noyola, HCISD Superintendent stated. “The affect on the atmosphere is utilizing Styrofoam goes to be felt.”
College officers say this expertise will assist them and college students do their half in defending the planet.
“It’s additionally going to be an excellent studying alternative for our college students to study recycling, how they’ll empty their trays. how they’re going to stack them and the way we’re going to truly produce this product to recycle for the way forward for our college students,” Judy Baker, RD Director of Baby Diet for HCISD stated.
The brand new Styrogenie expertise will likely be out there at Travis, Bowie and Zavala elementary colleges.