Recycling The Southeast Dairy Association offers tools to help you assess recycling and waste management practices for your school meal program.

Schools across the Southeast are going green by recycling plastic milk bottles, available through the New Look of School Milk program. Implementing a recycling program offers many benefits, including:

  • Conserving resources: Recycling two million bottles – which can be collected in a single school year from a district with 30 schools – can divert enough trash from a landfill to fill nearly 1,200 refrigerators.
  • Helping the environment: Plastic bottle recycling reduces greenhouse gas emissions and saves landfill space.
  • Saving money: Recycling may lower a school’s trash disposal cost by reducing trash volume between nine and 20 percent, according to National Dairy Council pilot tests.
  • Teaching children: Students learn to care for the environment and act socially responsible.
  • The Southeast Dairy Association offers tools to help you assess recycling and waste management practices for your school meal program. Learn the impact your school could have on the environment by switching to plastic, recyclable milk containers. Implementing a recycling program is simple, and we can provide you with resources for communicating the changes to staff and students.

    Assess your school’s recycling readiness. Or, if you would like information on starting a recycling program in your school or have just started serving milk in plastic bottles and want to hear more about our merchandiser program, contact your program account manager.

    Click here to read a recent recycling success story.