Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, Davis
SD-8: Dishware

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Danielle Lee
Sustainability Manager
Dining Services
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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?:
No

Provide a brief description.:
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All Resident Dining commons have reusable dishware. Reusable dishware is also available through University Catering. UC Davis Dining Services also partners with Student Housing to provide Resident Advisors reusable dishware for their resident hall meal socials - the Aggie Ware program. Kits of dirty dishes are returned to Dining Services for washing and composting of food waste in exchange for clean dishware kits.

Only Resident Dining commons have reusable beverage cups, reusable side-salad bowls and reusable Asian soup spoons. Plastic, disposable cold-beverage cups across various retail locations on campus and #1 rPETE plastic cups in catering and select retail locations.

rPETE 50% PCW plastic cups, 10% recycled content in hot beverage cups, and 100% recycled content in napkins.

Biodegradable/compostable dishware is available for zero-waste facilities, Gunrock Pub, Scrubs cafe, the Resident Dining Commons and all events catered by University Catering/UC Davis Dining Services. In addition, the UC Davis Coffee House offers biodegradable/compostable dishware.

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