APS middle school students push for reusable utensils
May 15, 2019 06:22 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Some Albuquerque middle school students are pushing for more sustainable options when it comes to what they use to eat their school lunches.
Students at Jefferson Middle School want the school to stop using plastic utensils and have collected 500 signatures to back their push.
The students presented research to the APS School Board and say they want to spend about $4,000 to purchase reusable utensils which is about $6,000 less that what the school pays for plastic.
"If the school board lets us do this that would be amazing. I'm really happy we're making an impact," said 6th graders Morgyn Judkins-Cooper and Penelope Loyd Sment. "It's really great to feel that we can help the world but hopefully if we get this to happen we'll be a model school to help other schools do it."
APS School Board members listened to the students' presentation and the switch is under consideration. However, there is no word on when a final decision could be made.
Created: May 15, 2019 06:22 AM
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