Why the LA Unified School District Banned Styrofoam Lunch Trays

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Good Food producer Gillian Ferguson visits Thomas Starr King Middle School on the border of Silver Lake and Los Feliz. She talks to Brian Miller who manages "Farm King," the school garden. In 2010 Miller taught his 6th graders about the effects of their Styrofoam lunch trays on the environment. The 6th graders built a 30-foot-tall Styrofoam lunch tray sculpture in the school garden to raise awareness of the 1,400 Styrofoam lunch trays that the school throws away each day. Thanks to their activism the LAUSD announced a ban on all Styrofoam lunch trays earlier this fall.