Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of Richmond
OP-T2-3: Trayless Dining

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cathy Moran
Director of Purchasing for Dining Services
University 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?:

A brief description of the trayless dining program:

In 2009, the dining hall began "Trayless Friday's" a program where we choose two Fridays per month for the Fall and Spring semester and go semi-trayless. There are signs designating the day as trayless Fridays so that our guests are aware and they may participate.

Trays are not offered in the usual bins; however, are offered at either wing of the servery. Also, tables are set up in key locations in the dining rooms for our guests to conveniently select their silverware without having to juggle it with their plates and cups while traveling to their tables.

All food waste is separated from non-food wasted at the return-tray window before our guests exit and all food waste is weighed and recorded. Also, all guests who decide to not participate are counted by tracking the trays that are used on trayless days.

List the year the program was started:
Jan. 1, 2009

The overall percentage of meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of meal plan meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of retail facility meals served on campus that are trayless:

The percentage of conference meals served on campus that are trayless:

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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