As green living and energy conservation become more of a priority, schools and other large institutions are implementing new policies, equipment and supplies to preserve our planet. School cafeterias and other food service operations have many opportunities and options to explore.
Cafeteria tables and chairs can be made from recycled or biodegradable materials, and painted with environmentally-friendly paints or stains. Many operations have chosen to serve responsibly farmed or organic foods, as well as implement comprehensive recycling and composting programs to minimize total waste and avoid sending materials to landfills. Schools kitchens can also adjust policies and products to improve energy efficiency and reduce water use.