Many schools all across the nation as well as globally are spending more than a quarter of their total budget on utilities such as styrofoam trays. These trays are expensive for schools without proper funding and are not biodegradable which makes them a contributing cause to earth's pollution crisis. Styrofoam trays are known to create tons of water pollution, about 15 pounds per square inch. Yet still, schools and corporations insist on using them. Research indicates that schools tend to refrain from reusable plastic trays due to the washing aspect that is involved. Water is being wasted when it can be reused in an appropriate manner by schools and institutions. Wasting water is contributing to the amount of earth's accessible and clean water. These are a series of problems with different effects in our community that lead us to designing the Gray Tray.