Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.43
Liaison Jim Simon
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Gonzaga University
IN-32: Single-Use Plastic Ban

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Pat Clelland
Resident District Manager
ZagDining, by Sodexo
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Has the institution banned or eliminated the on-site sales and distribution of at least one type of single-use disposable plastic?:

A brief description of the single-use disposable plastics that have been banned or eliminated:
Gonzaga has eliminated all single-use plastic serviceware from all residential and retail dining facilities on campus. Any single-use serviceware utilized is without plastic, and compostable and biodegradable. Stainless steel flatware used in resident dining locations as well as for all china related catering on campus. All take out containers are compostable and made by EarthChoice. We also have instituted a water bottle ban and added Zip2water filling tanks around campus. Additionally we help sponsorship of the freshmen reusable bottles to support the university stance of no plastic water bottles. All standard dishes and utensils in the main dining hall are reusable and washed in the dishroom. Paper napkins are 100% recycled and any events that do not use china use compostable plates, cups, and silverware.

Website URL where information about the single-use disposable plastic ban(s) is available:

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