Eco To-Go Reusable Container FAQ’s


How to obtain an Eco To-Go Reusable Container?

You can purchase your to-go container at the Diamondback Café at a one time cost of $7.00 plus tax (we accept cash, card, and Dining Dollars).  Once you receive your container you must return it for another container or an exchange card if you are not ready to take out at that time.


What if I lose my container or card?

If a container or card is lost and you would like to continue to take meals to-go, you will need to pay $7.00 plus tax again.


Where can I exchange a card for an eco to-go container?

You can exchange your card for a to-go meal at the Diamondback Café.  All you need to do is use your meal plan or pay for your meal and give your card to the cashier.  The cashier will then provide you with an eco to-go container.  Fill it up, Make sure the lid closes take it out, and enjoy your tasty meal anywhere you’d like.


What do I do with my container when I’m finished eating?

After you eat, rinse out you container and return it to the cashier at the Diamondback Café. At that time you can exchange for another container or an exchange card.


Can I eat at the Diamondback Café and take a meal to go?

No. When taking part in the eco to-go program, you must fill up your container and exit the Diamondback Café.  You will not be allowed to dine in and take a meal to-go during the same visit to the Diamondback Café.


How many meals may I take to-go during one meal period?

You must follow the guidelines of the Dining Program based on your meal plan. All Access plans would have to follow the 30 min rule between accesses in the café. All other plans would have to pay for additional to-go containers and the price at the door. 


Am I able to take a drink to-go?

You may take one beverage to-go from the Diamondback Café. 


What about utensils?

Since this is an eco to-go program, we highly encourage you to invest in a set of reusable cutlery for your room or office, but if needed, you may ask the cashier at the Diamondback Café for plastic cutlery to use with your to-go container.


How does my container get cleaned?

ARAMARK Dining will run all dirty containers through our industrial strength dishwasher at a temperature of 180 degrees and a sanitization compartment.  That’s 60 degrees hotter than your standard home dishwasher.  We take responsibility for cleaning all containers to ensure proper sanitization.


Am I able to get a refund?

No. Once the container is purchased no refunds will be given.


If I want to participate again next year, can I keep my card or container?

Yes.  If you would like to participate in the program during the 2013-2014 school year and summer, simply hold on to your card or container. Returning without the card or container will result in another $7.00 plus tax charge.


For additional questions, please e-mail mascorro-lorena@aramark.com.

Green Thread

Green Thread: A Green Thread Connects Everything We Do
At ARAMARK Higher Education, we have a deep respect for and commitment to protecting and improving the environment.  We work to reduce our environmental footprint while delivering exceptional operational results.  We also offer expertise and practical solutions to our campus partners to help them reduce their environmental impacts.  We develop and implement long-term environmental stewardship programs and policies within the areas of sustainable food; responsible procurement; green buildings; energy and water conservation; transportation; and waste stream management. We call these programs and policies Green Thread as they weave throughout our business operations every day!

Watch the video below to learn more about Green Thread!

Sustainable Food Sustainable Food: Local, Organic, Sustainably Certified, Natural, etc.
We understand the power and centrality of food in our daily lives and interactions, and recognize that our food choices have a significant impact on our health, culture, environment, and local and global economies.  We are committed to fostering new connections from field to fork and changing the culture of food by nourishing our guests with menus that emphasize fresh whole foods that are raised, grown, harvested and produced locally and/or sustainably wherever possible, and prepared in ways that respect and maintain quality, freshness and pureness.
Green Buildings Green Buildings: LEED Alignment from Design to Operations
The built environment represents the largest consumer of precious natural resources, and its operation is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. That is why we embrace the ideals, in
 concept and practice, of the design, construction and operation of high performance buildings.  We assure that the spaces we create and operate are increasingly environmentally friendly, energy efficient, and healthy for those who use them.

Waste Management Waste Management: RecycleMania, Zero Waste, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Composting
We view the responsible management of waste as a requirement to sustain and restore our natural resources as well as the communities in which we serve. We are committed to minimizing our environmental footprint by fostering a culture that reduces, reuses, and recycles waste. To support a closed-loop waste management processes, our innovative practices include partnering with suppliers who share our vision, working to reduce source packaging, enabling recovery and reuse of discarded materials, and recycling waste to create raw materials for other purposes. We are always seeking new and innovative ways to minimize our environmental footprint.
Responsible Procurement

Responsible Procurement: Environmentally Sensitive Purchasing Decisions
The environmental impacts of our purchasing practices and how we operate our business every day are important. We seek to purchase and use environmentally preferable products and services, and recognize suppliers who reduce environmental impacts in their production and distribution systems or services. We partner with our suppliers, customers, and environmental experts to understand the impacts of available products and services on the environment and communities and to identify better solutions and alternatives. 

Energy & Water Conservation Energy & Water Conservation: Reduction, Technical Solutions, Renewable Energy, etc.
The energy and water we consume are finite natural resources, and contributes to climate change, health & well being, and the environmental quality in the communities we serve.  We advocate and employ energy and water management efforts to reduce consumption, preserve scarce resources, and
 reduce our contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and water shortages.  We advocate for renewable energy sources and water recapture to reduce our overall environmental footprint. 


Transportation: Minimization, Alternative Fuels, Mass Transportation, Maintenance, etc. 
We rely on vehicles to deliver products and services to our many customer locations. We recognize that reducing our fuel use and emissions will have a substantial impact on costs and the environment. We partner with our suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, clients, and governmental organizations to educate our employees on environmental impacts, develop ways to improve operational efficiency, and implement new technologies when feasible.