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Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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American University
Tier2-1: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a trayless dining program in which trays are removed from or not available in dining halls?:
Yes

A brief description of the trayless dining program:

A survey conducted in 2009 by students in a Seminar in Environmental Issues (ENVS-102) showed that by removing cafeteria trays reduced food waste per person by 32%.
Given the approximate 3,200 meals per day each semester, tray removal is projected to save approximately 27,000 lbs of food waste (13.5 tons) per semester. As a result of the research findings, trays were eliminated in the fall of 2009 in the Terrace Dining Room.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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