Grab 'N Go at Dining Halls
Elimination of Grab 'N Go bags at dining halls
In a continued effort to improve sustainability and reduce waste, dining halls are eliminating paper bags from Grab 'n Go at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year. To carry their Grab 'n Go, students may bring their own reusable bag or purchase one (shown at right) at either the Huddle Mart located in LaFortune or the South Dining Hall's Grab 'n Go.
This change comes as the result of student feedback and a partnership with Campus Dining. In the past, the dining halls used a total of 196,000 bags a year, or the equivalent of 280 trees. In addition to saving trees, the dining halls will also save the money spent on paper bags and instead direct it towards increased local food purchasing.
Another change to look for this year is the elimination of styrofoam cups from dining hall serveries. Cups were previously provided for carrying out drinks. To carry out a beverage from the dining halls now, guests may use their own 32 ounce or less reusable container.