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Written by Susan Weeks and Amy Dunkin

The Pelham school district is determined to reduce the volume of waste coming out of its lunchrooms and classrooms, and it is working with EcoPel, the Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams, to achieve that goal.

An alliance between the two groups formed last year when EcoPel set out to learn about the recycling practices in the public schools. An initial meeting between EcoPel President Sydney MacInnis, Superintendent Peter Giarrizzo, and Director of Facilities Anthony Mandile took place in June, and they have continued to get together regularly ever since.

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