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No easy solution to school tray problem

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The second-graders at Zoller Elementary School in Schenectady deserve a lot of credit for bringing a major environmental concern to the attention of the school board. Unfortunately, most of what they gained from their efforts was a tough lesson in environmental economics. Students are upset that the district serves food on disposable polystyrene trays, which are tossed in landfills and can take thousands of years to degrade. So the students, admirably, wrote letters to the ...


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