Fall 2008, the majority of Dining Services carry out containers are 100 percent biodegradable. Your straw
- biodegradable. Your paper cup - biodegradable. Your foam
- biodegradable. Even your plastic fork.
It's just one small
part of Sustainability through Responsibility.
Look for ways you can help reduce waste. Reuse the
forks, spoons and knives you gain from Dining take out. Decline
the take-out cup and use your own mug instead (up to 22 ounces). Use your own mug at Winslow and take a drink to-go for free, even if you dined in.
The hinged take-out
boxes, to-go cups, and to-go flatware are Enviroware™ products formulated to interact with micro-organisms present
in standard landfills, composting landfills and the natural
They degrade into carbon dioxide, water and methane without
toxic residues harmful to living organisms on land or in water.
For cold food packages, such as the salads in Fast Track, Dining uses NatureWorks containers made from corn. Because NatureWorks
is derived from annually renewable resources, its production uses
20-50 percent less fossil resources and emits fewer greenhouse gasses
than comparable petroleum-based plastics.