This week, 20 NOV, is a very motivating week. A group of highly motivated professionals began to develop a plan to reduce the plastic waste in the dining areas around campus, more specifically in this case, the Eastern Eateries. This team is led by the fearless, Erin “Senior Chief” McGuire (http://erinmcguiree.wordpress.com), followed by myself Garrett “Chief” McEllis, and Parker “XO” Cruz (plcruzblog.wordpress.com). My specific project is a critical part to the project as a whole. I need to document the project locally and see how it is affecting campus as a whole. What that means is to go to the eateries and ask a manager about how many salad containers are sold a day/month or whatever other kind of information they might store in their brains. As well as why they chose to use recycled napkins, and didn’t try to use reusable containers for salads and other food items. I am also tasked to find a campus in this country where a plan similar to this has already been implemented. After doing this I will be able to prove that using wasteful materials are not sustainable for a “green” campus, which of course, is the ultimate goal for all the projects occurring. I will also be finding a machine that washes and distributes these reusable containers.
So far I began research into the machine that will distribute the containers. Also I have also began trying to find examples of campuses that have tried to use reusable containers in most of their dining areas. After I have completed this research, I will go to the eateries and asked them the questions that I previously mentioned, plus any other that I think of. So far I have not encountered any difficulties, and of course, this is related because my research will be a part of the goal to get the eateries to change to reusable containers.
Good Night and Good Luck.
And may the odds be ever in your favor.