Lunch Trays Change

Marissa Hubbard, Reporter

Hot lunches at Staley have gained a new, but not unwelcome, change. The compost trays that students had begun the school with are now replaced with cheaper Styrofoam trays. The black plastic trays that helped students carry their food are gone as well.

“The paper trays are very expensive,” said principle Clark Mershon. “They also stick and become hard to pull apart.”

Styrofoam takes time to break down and often occupies landfill. Although it is recyclable, most places don’t accept it, according to blog Keen for Green.

“I thought we were okay with what we had,” said Senior Katelyn Bell. “But, right now I’m not seeing it as a problem.”