The results are in, and Grades of Green is thrilled to share the 6th annual Trash Free Lunch Challenge final report! The report includes a summary detailing the success of each participating school, and highlights from this year. Collectively, the 2016-2017 Trash Free Lunch Challenge has educated and inspired over 17,000 students on how to reduce, reuse, recycle and rot (compost); saved schools over $13,000 by reducing trash bag liners used and waste hauler fees; and empowered participating schools to divert over 52,200 bags of trash, or 522 tons from the landfill.  On average, this year’s schools diverted 70% of their lunch waste from the landfills, and winning schools reduced their waste by over 90%. Inspired and interested in getting your school registered for the 2017-2018 Trash Free Lunch Challenge? Space is still available! Email us at to learn more and to save your school’s spot today!