Each Styrofoam tray costs 5 cents each. At Thomas Starr King, the cafeteria uses 1400 per day. There are 180 school days per year. Calculate how much money Thomas Starr King pays per year to buy Styrofoam trays.
According to Wikipedia, “LAUSD cafeterias serve about 500,000 meals per day” – Please calculate how much LAUSD spends on Styrofoam trays each year.
NOW… Please respond to this prompt:
What would you tell LAUSD officials to do with this money if they were able to use it for something else instead of buying Styrofoam trays?