Are the foam-core boards used in Science Fairs biodegradable? What is their landfill impact?
Schools are the most hypocritical when it comes to Earth Day. They demand myriad special notebooks, paper, color-printed materials, countless paper, card stock, poster board, glue, cardboard, and printer paper projects. They all end up in the trash. And every year, we are forced to buy huge foam core, tri-fold boards for the Science Fair, which also end up in the trash. REGULAR TRASH. Not recycled. Earth Day is coming up, and ironically, they have assigned another wasteful project. I need stats to back up my suspicion that schools are some of the worst places for paper waste.