Nearly 100 Lisbon schools ban plastic

in Regional · 04-10-2018 09:50:00 · 0 Comments

Close to 100 schools in and around Lisbon have banned plastic utensils from canteens during school meals.

Ninety-two schools in total have rid their canteens of plastic utensils with an aim to becoming more environmentally-friendly as well as improving the quality of meals and the dining experience for pupils.
A number of schools in Lisbon – 23 in total – were upgraded this past summer to create conditions to be able to do away with plastic utensils, such as cups, dishes and cutlery during school meals.

Food is now made on-site, avoiding the usual need for outsourced catering.
The overall objective is to eliminate plastic from all school meals in Lisbon, which would save 50 tons of plastic a year, as well as improving the quality of food and confectionery for more than 15,000 children in the city.



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