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Baltimore public schools to use compostable lunch trays instead of styrofoam

Baltimore schools board chairwoman Cheryl A. Casciani (third from left) and CEO Sonja Santelises (far right) recognize members of Baltimore Beyond Plastic on Jan. 9 (Photo: Baltimore Beyond Plastic)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Baltimore City public school students will soon be eating lunch from compostable trays instead of styrofoam ones.

An initiative by the youth-led group Baltimore Beyond Plastic has worked with the city school system to make the environmentally-friendly switch.

"It’s official! @BaltCitySchools cafeterias will be making the switch from Styrofoam to compostable trays!" posted the group on Twitter Wednesday morning.

The city school system praised the action, writing: "A student-led project that led to some real change in Baltimore and City Schools. Thank you for your activism!"

Baltimore Beyond Plastic is "a youth-led, action-oriented organization dedicated to merging public health, environmental advocacy, and legislation to change the world," according to its website.

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