Sustainable Dining - Recycling Efforts
The importance of Recycling
- Waste in landfill sites releases greenhouse gases and harmful chemicals - recycling reduces this pollution.
- Making products from raw materials requires much more energy than recycling. Recycling thus preserves natural resources and reduces our need for raw materials
- Landfill sites are filling up fast-- we can't afford excess waste!
- Recycling is a big business (In the U.S., is a $236 billion a year industry). Across the country, 1.1 million workers are employed by over 56,000 recycling and reuse enterprises. (National Recycling Coalition)
Dining Services has recently moved to a Zero-Sort Recycling method - click here to learn more.
In addition, the fryer oil used in the Dining Hall and The Spa is sold for reuse at .30/gallon - and is then converted to bio-diesel fuel. Dining also has a full selection of compostable and eco-friendly paper products for our resident dining program, our disposable Catering drop offs and our convenient retail grab and go items.We
Students living in the Northwoods Apartments are piloting a new program of composting. The organic material when broken down will be utilized around campus and at the Student Skidmore Garden.