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Students Lead Effort to Get Restaurants to Reduce Plastic Use

Students Lead Effort to Get Restaurants to Reduce Plastic Use

The worldwide push to reduce plastic pollution has three local champions in Mamaroneck High School juniors: Larissa Bertini, Marion Karp and Katie Loga. On June 1, 2022, Larchmont restaurants, The Grange, Lala Taqueria, Turquoise and Apiary, will stop using single-use plastic items for a month and test out eco-friendly alternatives.The three Original Civic Research and Action (OCRA) students convinced the participating restaurants to give paper and compostable alternatives a shot after conducting extensive research into the benefits of eco-friendly cutlery, containers, cups and straws.

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