Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sabrina Pashtan
Sustainability Coordinator
Dining Services
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Dining Services has been collecting post-consumer food waste in all residential dining halls since 2007. Our dish room staff is responsible for disposing of all food waste and compostables in the compost bin before washing dishes.

In 2010, we expanded post-consumer composting to include our student union food court in the George Sherman Union. In preparation for this the majority of our disposable to-go product types across campus were converted to compostable materials. Students are now able to dispose of their compostable waste at the Student Union, the Late Nite Café in all five residential dining halls, and several of our retail locations.

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

In order to reduce post-consumer food waste, Dining Services has started its first series of food waste audits this year. The goal of these audits is to observe food preparation practices and measure both pre- and post-consumer food waste, in order to reduce overall food waste.

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