September 2, 2008

Eco-Friendly Disposable Products

Many of you have noticed that knives, forks, spoons, plates, cold cups and coffee cups are different. The disposable products now being used at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire are eco-friendly and can be composted with ease. We at the UW-Eau Claire are trying our best to become more environmentally responsible and conforming to our University’s strategic plan to become an eco-friendly operation. The vast majority of the cost increase for the new disposable items is at exactly what it costs to bring these items onto campus, it is not a revenue generating product. The only exception is charging $.50 for ice water. The price for ice water is actually an effort to encourage the use of reusable water jugs or mugs because that is the most eco-friendly habit to process. Reusable jugs and mugs can be found at the bookstore as well as all retail dining outlets. Thank you for your help and understanding in our efforts to be more responsible with our environment.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I'm one of those people who strongly believe we need to take better care of our world. I love the eco-friendly disposable products! I also noticed a sign posted up about "Trayless Tuesdays." I think if we can, we should try to eventually get to being trayless altogether. I've noticed my fellow peers taking more than they can eat because it looks good on their trays. With no trays, it encourages them to think about what they REALLY want to eat and how much of it they can handle in one sitting. Plus, it saves us a lot of water! Anyway, I just wanted to drop by and say AWESOME JOB!!!

Anonymous said...

What a great start! Thanks.

Christian Wise, GM - Blugold Dining said...

Hello to the two previous bloggers. Thanks for your input and we appreciate people believe we are going in the right direction. We are hoping to go trayless completely in the next several months.