Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
OP-T2-3: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Nancy Levandowski
Director
Campus Dining Services
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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:

All three of ISU Dining's residential dining centers (Union Drive Marketplace, Seasons Marketplace, and Conversations Dining) have "gone trayless" with the support of students, in order to decrease the amount of food waste that is generated daily by each dining location. By going trayless, guests pick up less food and, therefore, waste less when they are finished with their meal.
Prior to going trayless in 2009, Union Drive Marketplace's amount of food wasted per guest was 0.36 pounds. This same year, Seasons Marketplace was converted to trayless dining and the amount of food wasted per guest was only 0.22 pounds. By going trayless, ISU Dining is saving about 0.14 pounds of food waste per person each day.


List the year the program was started:
Aug. 24, 2009

The overall percentage of meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of meal plan meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of retail facility meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The percentage of conference meals served on campus that are trayless:
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The website URL where information about the program is available:

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