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Walters Waste Audit Report 2010-11

WasteAuditDATA2010-11-WaltersWasteAuditDATA2010-11-WaltersMs. Alves' Leadership class worked with student representatives from the student council (45 students total) to audit outdoor/cafeteria waste at Walters Junior High. Students discovered that about equal parts of their waste stream were landfill and uneaten food, about 1/5 each! The findings on food scraps and uneaten food sparked interest in a possible composting system for their new school garden. Students could also create a reuse box in the cafeteria to facilitate the exchange of unwanted, untampered food items. SLWRP teachers have distributed the waste audit data to all teachers on campus to raise awareness, and will have students analyze data from previous years to track broad waste trends.

Check out the full report here.