As a guest, it is easy to make smart environmental choices when you dine at a Sodexo café. We know today's college students want to do the right thing for the planet and we also understand you lead busy lives, so your Sodexo chefs and managers do a lot of the work for you behind the scenes!
From purchasing local seasonal produce whenever possible to reducing inorganic and organic waste, your campus team is dedicated to providing you with an exceptional dining experience that is good for you and good for the planet.
- We recycle cardboard, papers, plastics, cans and glass to reduce and reuse material.
- We partner with the University to eliminate throwing items in the trash by having broken equipment and office items picked up.
- We offer reusable to-go containers in the Eagle Eatery that are dishwasher safe for sanitation and reuse in an effort to reduce waste of to-go boxes.
Recycling Fryer Oil into Biofuel
Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays, and saves energy too! Dining without trays eliminate food and beverage waste.
Xpress Nap dispensers save energy and eliminates waste. The napkins we use are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispensers encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.
Weigh the Waste
Each semester, the Eagle Eatery hosts a Weigh the Waste day at the dish return to bring awareness to the amount of food wasted in this location. We take this opportunity to speak with guests about portions sizes and ask about the quality of the food. We do our best to make this event welcome to all and continue to make adjustments for those who struggle with food insecurities to make everyone comfortable during this event.