School Lunches on a Local Scale
School lunches are a global issue that does not really touch on one place like Austin. It is a issue that is covered everywhere you go. However, Our group did find some facts about the amounts of food waste that is generated in Austin. Check out some of the facts below.
- University of Texas At Austin in 2008 conducted a study determining that 112 tons of edible food was being left on diners' plates each year, (Austin Chronicle).
- The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at UT Austin currently recycles or composts 60% of its waste and are now looking for ways to increase that percentage to 75%, (Austin Chronicle).
- In 2014, Capital Area Food Bank rescued 31 million pounds and half of that was rescued from wholesalers, farms, and 130 retailers, (Austin Chronicle).
- A compost business such as Compost Pedallers compost with Kealing Middle School, Blackshear Elementary, and restaurants like East Side Cafe and Cool Beans Bakery. (Diego Martinez-Moncada).