Striving to take care of our Environment

Here in Dining Services, we strive to take better care of our Environment!!

  • Both Gourmet To Go locations currently use Oxo-Biodegradable Bags.
    • "By offering this bag UNC Dining Services is helping to lessen the impact of waste for a healthier environment.
    • The plastic used in this bag will convert to water, carbon dioxide and biomass in the presence of soil, moisture and oxygen. Like a fallen leaf, it will disappear over time."
  • The University Center Food Court is in the process of switching from Styrofoam to biodegradable products.
  • Dining Services participates in UNC's recycling program:
    • cardboard from the dining rooms
    • paper from the offices
    • lights are turned off between meals to conserve energy
  • We have a company who picks up our used fryer oils and recycles it. Currently it's used with feed for livestock, but very soon it will be recycled for biodiesel fuels!
  • Not only do "We Feed The Bears!" but we also feed the BATS! Leftover and over-ripe fruits from Holmes Dining Hall are donated to the research bats in Ross Hall.
  • The napkins in Starbucks® and Taco Bell Express are made from recycled products.

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