"Not recycling is cheaper than recycling."
FACT: Recycling should always be compared against disposal, since the material still must be transported off campus. Not recycling means paying for more disposal.
Made from post conusmer waste and it's all compostable.
Napkins — Dispensers vs. Baskets
In the fall of 2007, we switched from napkins in baskets to napkin dispensers. We now purchase about 10% less—which translates to 8 fewer cases or 48,000 fewer napkins when compared to the same time frame for 2006-2007.
When The Commons switched to the use of paper straws, we reduced the amount of un-recyclable plastic to the local landfill by 3.276 miles of straws placed end to end. We're using Aardvark paper drinking straws, they are a sustainable product that is fully biodegradable, compost-friendly and 100% chlorine free.
Sourced from renewable bamboo and they can be composted.
Salt & Pepper Shakers
The shakers that we use are all recyclable.