Styrofoam food trays will no longer be used at Los Angeles Unified School District campuses, the district announced on Wednesday Aug. 22, following the urging of students who pushed for a ban on the product.
The district will join other counties and municipalities across California, including the city and county of Los Angeles, that have banned the use of polystyrene food containers in government buildings.
Los Angeles banned foam food containers in city buildings in 2009. The county followed suit for its facilities in 2010.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy is expected to visit Thomas Starr King Middle School near Silver Lake on Thursday to announce the district’s ban.