Here's an example—You bought your lunch on campus. Is the container your food was packaged in...
c. Trash to go to the landfill?
Answer: Each of the above can be true, depending on what the container is made out of and where it's from...
B. Most of Dining Services’ packaging is now compostable at the public compost bins in Festival or in your compost bin at home. Cookie bags, sandwich triangles, and clamshells with Dining Services-made food are all compostable along with the food in them.
A. On the other hand, much of the plastic packaging from franchises on campus can be recycled (Remember-rinse items clean because food residue contaminates recycling!). Look for the #1 through #7 imprinted on packaging to determine if a container is recyclable plastic.
C. There are only a few items, such as candy bar wrappers, condiment packages, milk cartons, and Styrofoam cups that must be sent to the landfill.
Choose to come and learn more!
Presented by: Christie-Joy Brodrick-Hartman, Executive Director, Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World
Thursday, March 15, 2012
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM