Your Centre College Dining Team is dedicated to sustainability. We know we can all work together to make a positive impact right here at Centre College. In addition to the many initiatives we take on as a company, we have implemented the following programs specific to Centre College
We are a trayless campus. By becoming trayless as a campus we typically waste less food and beverages. It is also a healthier approach to eating, as we all know that at times our eyes are bigger than our stomach. Trayless dining also reduces the amount of water and detergents needed to wash trays - and saves energy too!
Reusable To-Go Containers
"Choose to Reuse” offers Centre students a reusable plastic container instead of a disposable container. Students can purchase a reusable container for $3.00. From there, students may exchange their box for a clean one at the cashier station or if they are not using it right away, they may get a "Choose to Reuse" caribiner and can exchange that for a clean container at the dining hall when they wish to get a take out. The boxes are clear, green-tinted plastic and contain three food compartments.
Xprss Nap Dispensers save energy and waste. The napkins are made of 100% recycled paper and the dispenser will encourage customers to take (and waste) fewer napkins. Energy is saved because less power is used to recycle paper products than to create them from virgin material.
APEX combines technology and products designed to save water and energy, minimize the impact of products on the environment, and has a built-in method of measuring results. The APEX management approach uses a tablet PC and wireless technology to communicate with the system’s controller to download, process and analyze data to establish each foodservice operation’s “rack-to-guest ratio.” By monitoring and improving this ratio, the system helps reduce the amount of water and energy used at each facility, and improve total operational efficiency.
On campus we recycle the following products: cardboard, fryer oil, paper, plastic.