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We're trying to make the right choices in our family to reduce our impact on the environment, such as remembering to bring our reusable grocery bags and growing our own organic food. But it feels like a futile effort when, for example, the Portland Public School system puts almost 4 million Styrofoam trays into landfills each school year (and who knows how many plastic sporks) because it's more "cost effective" than washing real trays and silverware. Even the milk cartons, which we can recycle curb side in our homes, cannot be recycled at schools without being rinsed and dried for 24 hours -- try that on volunteer time! How do I sustain any energy for reducing my own individual impact when this is happening here in green Portland?
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