Wayzata Students Reduce Waste with “Share Table”
Wayzata High School students and teachers are using what they call a “share table” to reduce waste during lunch.
Unwanted lunch foods that are unused and unopened like juice, packaged goods and whole fruits can go on the table. Students said they have noticed significant reduction of waste in trash bins.
Students said another benefit to the share table is that it allows those in need to get healthy snacks for free.
“If you don’t get enough of certain foods you can be tired, like you don’t want to participate in certain activities. I feel like if you get apples and stuff for certain classes, that can help your performance while taking tests and just focusing at school,” explained student Savanna Timmons.
Teachers hope the share table will create a culture of awareness around food waste.
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