Great News From Dining Services!

November 12, 2009

There’s quite a bit of great news coming out of Dining Services these days. The three student sustainability interns hired by Aramark at the beginning of the year are certainly earning their keep! The changes they’ve made will reduce the dining halls’ waste output and save Dining Services and the College quite a bit of money.

  • New napkin dispensers are on display at the dining halls. These dispensers (containing napkins made with 100% recycled paper, of course) reduce napkin use by 25%, because they only release one napkin at a time.
  • Individual condiment bottles are on the way out — but new condiments, placed in larger centralized dispensers, are replacing them. All of your old favorites will still be available: ketchup, mustard, hot sauce, etc. But you’ll be seeing some additions, including a “sweet heat” hot sauce from Frank’s, and barbecue sauce, too!
  • Possibly the biggest change, though, is the new reusable take-out container program launching in the Spring! Starting in January, students can sign up to join the reusable take-out container program. When swiping in, students can ask for one of the containers, and upon bringing it back to the dining hall, they will receive 10 cents on their Flex Points! In addition, the student who uses the reusable containers the most times by late April will receive 50 additional Flex Points. That’s a lot of Domino’s! Are you a student interested in joining the program? Email the Sadler Center RFoC sustainability intern, Ian Fuller, at ibfuller@wm.edu to join!

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