As the month and year come to a close, the ComPOSTer takes a look back to the first of the month when the team diverted organics and compostables at the Orange & Black Ball.
While ~2,000 undergrads came to Dillon Gym to listen and dance to music, eat food, and play games, EcoReps and volunteers helped students properly sort all leftover food, plates, and napkins into our “compost” bins, while only plastic cups* were sent to the landfill.
There was no need for utensils since only finger food was served.
We used non-PFAS added certified compostable plates from Eco-Products.
*we will be studying the success of compostability of PLA-based cold and hot cups in the future with our DEP grant, but at this time we are not accepting them for composting
The total amount of material composted at the S.C.R.A.P. Lab in December (shortened month due to winter break/holidays)
STAY TUNED FOR OUR 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW