Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.12
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 21, 2014
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Portland State University
SD-8: Dishware

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Jenny McNamara
Sustainability Manager
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution offer reusable dishware at its dining services locations?:
Yes

Does the institution offer plastic dishware at its dining services locations?:
Yes

Does the institution offer polystyrene (Styrofoam) dishware at its dining services locations?:
No

Does the institution offer post-consumer recycled content dishware at its dining services locations?:
Yes

Does the institution offer biodegradable / compostable dishware at its dining services locations?:
Yes

Does the institution offer other types of dishware at its dining services locations?:
Yes

Provide a brief description.:
Compostable wooden chop sticks, wooden stir sticks that are not advertised as compostable, non compostable plastic straws AND compostable straws

Our student run dining location, "Food for Thought" and our residential dining halls offer reusable dishware.

Our food court areas offer compostable plastic, as well as other disposable dishware options, but we hope to incorporate durables into these areas in the future.

All catered events can utilize durable china dishwear.

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