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-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Nancy Levandowski
Director
Campus Dining Services
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

Pre-consumer wastes are materials that were discarded before they were ready for consumer use, such as carrot tops or potato skins. These compostable wastes are taken to the ISU compost facility at the Research Farms located southwest of Ames. After being processed, the compost is used for landscaping new construction projects, existing buildings, and planting beds.

+ Date Revised: June 26, 2014

The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
75

The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
100

The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
25

The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:
10

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

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