Styrofoam companies are about to lose their lunch over a city plan to replace the foam trays in school cafeterias with an eco-friendly compostable version.
The Department of Education said it tested the new trays in a small pilot program last spring, and is currently trying them again at four schools.
The department plans to increase the program to 32 schools next month, and is asking for bids to provide five-compartment compostable plates to be used at approximately 1,215 school kitchens citywide.
About 830,000 foam lunch trays are used daily in the city’s public schools.
“This is the first step in a revolutionary approach to school food nationwide,” a department spokeswoman told The Post.The plan has gotten some resistance from businesses which say the ban would make take-out and food delivery more expensive — and messier.
As usual with the Bloomberg administration, everything's "revolutionary" and "earth-shattering".
The truth is, they should have gotten rid of the styrofoam lunch trays a long time ago.
Bloomberg likes to pat himself on the back as the "Earth-Friendly" environmental mayor.
Nothing earth-friendly or environmental about running a school system that uses 830,000 styrofoam lunch trays a day.