Weigh the Waste Results
The Eco-Reps held their annual Weigh the Waste event at Redstone Dining Hall from 10/24-10/27. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about food waste in the dining halls, and to encourage students to reduce their personal food waste of edible foods. Eco-Reps encouraged and reminded students that they can always grab more food if they’re not sure how much they will eat in order to reduce their individual waste.
Eco-reps measured solid edible waste, liquid waste, and non-edible waste. The daily average of edible waste for this year was 1.61 ounces per person, adding up to a total average of 99 pounds per day, and the daily average of all waste was 2.81 ounces per person. The average amount of edible waste this year is nearly identical to the average in 2021.