Tahoe students want plastic foam plates banned

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Updated: 1/01 11:22 am

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Lake Tahoe-area elementary school students who are concerned about the environment are trying to persuade school district officials to replace plastic foam cafeteria plates with reusable trays.

Eric Harssema teaches third grade at Incline Elementary School. He tells the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza that his students gathered more than 300 signatures from classmates after researching plastic foam, landfills and toxic chemicals.

He says officials with Washoe County School District Nutrition Services have tentatively agreed to make the switch.

Students wrote to district officials and sent letters to the newspaper last month as a result of their class project. It included research assignments, presentations and meetings with school administrators.

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