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Weigh the Waste

Posted by: Jennifer Stevens | November 22, 2013 | No Comment |


On Monday November 18, as a part of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, the Office of Sustainability facilitated Weigh the Waste at Liberty Fresh Food Company. As part of the event, members of Sustainability weighed food waste every 15 minutes during lunch (11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.) and dinner (6:00 to 8:00 p.m.).


During lunch, 168.5 pounds of waste was collected (.212 pounds per person). During dinner, 135 pounds of waste was collected. The event was created to raise awareness about the amount of food that is wasted on average during peak times. Despite most of the food at Liberty Fresh Food Company being compostable, every effort to decrease waste makes an impact.


Students, faculty, and staff members who returned empty plates to the tray dumping station were given stickers and were congratulated as members of the ‘Clean Plate Club.’


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