Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.56
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of South Florida
Tier2-10: Reusable To-Go Containers

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Christian Wells
Office of Sustainability
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Does campus dining operations provide reusable containers for to-go food that are returned for cleaning and re-use?:

A brief description of the reusable to-go container program:

USF Dining/ARAMARK introduced reusable to go containers at our three dining halls in Fall of 2009. This Fall of 2010 we completely eliminated the Styrofoam containers and offer the reusable to-go boxes for a refundable $4 deposit at all three of our dining halls. By using reusable containers, participants will join others in the effort to reduce waste on our campus. Over 200,000 Styrofoam to-go containers were used, and therefore thrown away, on campus last year - using reusable containers will make our to-go program more sustainable.

The website URL where information about the reusable to-go container program is available:

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