Compostable Dining Halls?

Last week during our meeting we had a visitor come talk about the idea of using compostable dining ware, cups, and plates in the Clemson House dining facility. It was interesting to hear all of the goals of the dining department at Clemson and very cool to hear about how much is being composted from campus each day. It turns out that Clemson is not the only university that is trying to compost in all of its dining halls, however. After a little research I learned that universities like Yale, Kansas State, Boston, The University of Virginia, and many more have also been trying to implement a composting program over the last couple of years. I looked at what kind of composting programs are in place for our state’s universities and found this pretty informative article from MUSC. (http://www.musc.edu/vpfa/eandf/sustainability/compost.htm) Yay for composting!

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