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Phenomenal Friday Fact
A dishwasher uses 11 gallons of water per use. You can save water by only running the dishwasher when it is full, and talking to your parents about switching to an energy efficient model.
Photograph by Peter Cosgrove/AP
Some kids in Maryland were concerned that their lunch trays are made of styrofoam (like in the picture above) and their utensils were made of plastic, so they decided to do something about it. Members of the Piney Branch Elementary School’s Young Activist Club recently testified at a city council meeting about the wastefulness of the trays, and they have also raised over $9,000 to buy washable plates, utensil, and dishwashers for the cafeteria.
The Montgomery County school system is looking at the issues and is concerned that repairing cafeteria dishwashers (as well as hiring someone to run them) could raise the cost of school lunches.
Read more about the outspoken kids at Piney Branch Elementary School on The Washington Post.