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Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
SD-8: Dishware

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Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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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?:
No

Does the institution offer biodegradable / compostable dishware at its dining services locations?:
No

Does the institution offer other types of dishware at its dining services locations?:
No

Provide a brief description.:
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We use melamine plates and bowls, fiberglass trays, and metal flatware. Cups are 14oz plastic. In the On The Go locations, carry out plastic silverware and plastic packaging for the carry out sandwiches and hand held food items. Polystyrene dishware is only used when we have problems with the dish machine and need to go to paper plates and Styrofoam cups in emergency situations until the machine can be repaired. Paper plates, bowls and napkins are only used in emergency situations.

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