Arden Youn, Wei-Ting Yang, Alaa Eldemerdash, Jasmine Jacome, and Gil Perez, Gies College of Business graduate students, spent the semester reviewing the Good2Go Reusable Dining Container program.
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Reusable Containers (In Progress)
Decrease Wasteful Practices through Behavior Change
- Annual International Sustainable Electronics Competition
- Campus Sustainability Month - Waste Reduction Challenge
- Campuswide Zero Waste events
- Plastic Free Challenge
- Project Paplet
- Reusable Containers
- Skip the Bag Campaign
- Student Composter/Recycler Certification
- Water Fountain Retrofit
- Zero Waste Messaging Campaign
The Zero Waste iCAP Team is interested in pursuing reusable service options for campus facilities which serve food at any capacity. This particularly applies to to-go options.
A to-go option using reusable containers will be implemented this fall in University Housing Dining at three locations: Lincoln Avenue Dining, Illinois Street Dining and Ikenberry Dining.
As stated in the iCAP 2020,
"Objective #5.3 ensures that items used on campus-particularly at large events- are durable, repairable, and reusable, and that they contribute to our university-wide culture of reuse."
This project is aligned with the goals of cultivating a zero waste culture on campus. Food is an enormous portion of the human experience, and rather than eliminate it, the Zero Waste SWATeam hopes to shift the paradigm towards the sustainable future the University of Illinois is planning. By providing opportunities for students to utilize reusable containers and participate in a reusable dining program, it will not only yield measurable reductions of single-use items in the waste stream, but will also bring sustainability to the forefront of each participant.