Office of Student Life

Dining Services

Zero Waste Toolkit

Have an upcoming student event?  Have you considered all impacts of your event on the environment?

In order to help boost your event’s positive impact, The Office of Student Life Dining Services has partnered with NetImpact to offer Zero Waste Toolkits to reduce waste produced on campus.

Zero Waste Toolkits are sets of reusable plates, cups and cutlery that can be checked out by resident advisors and student organizations for serving food at on campus events.  These toolkits replace single-use plastic, paper or Styrofoam products.

The Zero Waste Toolkit contain reusable plates, cups and utensils.  Bowls are available upon request. Toolkits can accommodate events up to 50 people per kit.  Multiple kits will be provided for events over 50 people.  Student Life Dining Services will wash and sanitize kits upon return, groups are responsible for scraping large food scraps from plates and cups and placing the items back in the toolkit box.  Upon return of the kit, Dining Services will inventory the items and reach out to the appropriate contacts if items are missing.