FLIPBOOKs to teach FLIP_TAP_STACKING of 850,000 trays used per day in NYC schools and reduce!

idea by debbylee23
FLIPBOOKs to teach FLIP_TAP_STACKING of 850,000 trays used per day in NYC schools and reduce!




Overview of Idea


We will create stop motion animation and flip books, which show the FLIP-TAP-STACK procedure to NYC public school students and staff. We pilot this alternative form of messaging in individual schools, collect data from each school on the amount of garbage bags reduced per day, then share results!

idea specifics: what will the $500 fund?

NYC's public schools throw “away” 850,000 styrofoam trays per day (except for Tuesdays) . CafCu) is leading an Alternative Messaging Campaign to publicize the shocking statistics of NYC school cafeteria generated garbage and to create innovative ways of engaging and inspiring the public school community to take action to reduce their cafeteria trash.
By FLIP-TAP-STACK-ing all NYC lunch trays, public school students can divert 1 million plastic garbage bags from going to landfills each year and save NYC more than $300,000 per year!
Funding will support the creation of the animation and flip books in order for us to pilot this engaging way of communicating change of habit in several NYC schools.

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Love it! What a creative way to demonstrate the magnitude of waste we generate by using these styrofoam trays!

by stephanie.ripple.50
almost 4 years ago | Reply

I love this idea! What a wonderful and fun way to teach kids how they can reduce waste - and if they do it in school, maybe they can help their families do it at home, too.

by Slatham
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Glad you are doing this! almost a million styrofoam trays a day, every schoolday of the year. shocking.

by bigga
almost 4 years ago | Reply

This is a wonderful idea as there aren't enough of us who TRULY understand the amount of trash that is generated. I love the picture! GOOD LUCK!!

by jkempczynski
almost 4 years ago | Reply

There are 180 days of school per year. If your school throws out an average of 10 bags of cafeteria trash bags per day, that adds up to 1,800 plastic bags used per school year in your cafeteria.

If one NYC school uses approximately 10 garbage bags per cafeteria, per day, then:
10 x 1,200 (public school cafeterias in NYC) = 12,000 bags used per day in NYC
12,000 X $28.26 = $ 3,391 per school day spent on garbage bags

$3,391 x 180 school days = $610,380 spent per school year in NYC on trash bags
12,000 x 180 = 2,160,000 bags used per year citywide.

By FLIP-TAP-STACK-ing, NYC public school students can
keep 1 million plastic trash bags
from going to landfills each year and
save more than $300,000 per year!

by debbylee23
almost 4 years ago | Reply

To learn more about flip-tap stack, visit our Cafeteria Culture FLIP TAP STACK page and download our new comic by Aija Suuta, Parsons intern: http://www.cafeteriaculture.org/ways-to-learn.html

by debbylee23
almost 4 years ago | Reply

This is a genius way to bring attention to a very real issue. Fight on friends!

by nomoretrays
almost 4 years ago | Reply

Thanks very much! We need a fun way to teach NYC's 1.1 million public schools students how to reduce their garbage.

by debbylee23
almost 4 years ago | Reply

This is a creative and innovative idea that I love! Kids and adults will get a clearer picture of the amount of waste we are producing unnecesarily and will be more apt to want to make a change. Keep up the good work!

by songrau15
almost 4 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Monday, April 02

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Monday, April 23
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Monday, April 23

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Monday, April 30
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Monday, April 30

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