An ARAMARK study of 186,000 meals at 25 colleges and universities found a 25 percent to 30 percent reduction in food waste per person on trayless days.
ARAMARK determined that on average, a tray conservatively requires one-third to one-half gallon of water to wash.
Reduces dependence on fossil fuels.
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Reusable Salt and Pepper Shakers and Glass Drinking Cups
A bottle in a landfill would take more than 4000 years to decompose, but glass never “wears out” and can be recycled forever! The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can power a compact fluorescent bulb (CFL) for 20 hours.
ARAMARK successfully piloted the re-usable ‘to go’ containers at several campuses, including Baylor University (TX), University of Florida, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Peace College (NC) and Salem College (NC). Since implementing the re-usable ‘to go’ containers in Fall 2008, Baylor University reduced disposable container usage by 40 percent.
The re-usabe ‘to go’ containers are dishwasher-safe and go through the same cleaning process as the dinnerware used in campus dining halls, reducing waste.
Garbage food tapper mulcher – grinder – over sized garbage disposal – food extractor
Future plans are to use the remaining contents for composite fertilizer.
Grease Donated for Bio-diesel Fuel Convergence
ACU Dining donates a portion of their used cooking grease towards bio-diesel fuel research conducted by ACU’s own Professor of Environmental Science, Dr. James C. Cooke.
Office Paper Recycling
By recycling one ton (2,000 lbs.) of paper, we save: 17 trees; 7,000 gallons of water; 79 gallons of oil; 587 pounds of air pollution; 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,077 Kilowatt hours of energy.
80% of U.S. papermakers use some recovered fiber in manufacturing, and nearly 200 mills use ONLY recovered paper for their fiber.
Recycling prevents habitat destruction, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion associated with logging and mining.
Remanufactured or recycled cartridges are just as good as new ones. When you buy recycled cartridges at a slightly cheaper price you are not sacrificing quality you are saving your money because money was saved by the companies remanufacturing this product.
It takes 1,000 years for a cartridge to decompose even more when it is inside a landfill. Each year 300 million of these cartridges are thrown away. This amounts to 75,000 tons of trash.
Fair-Trade Coffee at Starbucks and Einstein’s
Einstein Bros. Bagels and Starbucks use Fair Trade Coffee. This ensures that the coffee bean farmers receive fair market value for their product and encourages future production of a high quality product.
The Fair Trade Certified™ Label guarantees consumers that strict economic, social and environmental criteria were met in the production and trade of an agricultural product. Fair Trade Certification is currently available in the U.S. for coffee, tea and herbs, cocoa and chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice, and vanilla
Recycled Napkins and Dispenser Technologyin the Bean
Dispenser and napkin system reduces 25% of napkin usage
Inner bag packaging keeps unused napkins sanitary
Made from 100% recycled fiber and 90% post-consumer in a bleach-free process
Save space by 50% with the product’s smaller packaging
Green Seal, EcoLogo Certified and meets EPA post-consumer content standards (40% minimum)