CASPER, Wyo. — A group of Casper Girl Scouts say that Styrofoam should not be used for school lunch trays.
They brought their concerns to the Natrona County School District Board of Trustees on Monday, June 10.
“There is 2.3 million tons of Styrofoam in our landfills,” one Girl Scout said.
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“Styrofoam can not be recycled so it just sits in our landfills,” her fellow scout added.
The girls decorated signs with information and messages about Styrofoam’s impact on the environment.
“Cancer can be caused by Styrofoam,” one troupe member said.
Another scout said that a Styrofoam tray costs about seven cents. While plastic trays are more expensive, she said that the ability to reuse them would offset the added cost over time.
“Eliminate Styrofoam for a healthier environment,” the girls said in unison at the end of their presentation.