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Green Choice: Sustainable Takeout System

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UNT Dining Services is excited to launch Green Choice: Sustainable Takeout System, a program to reduce single-use plastic container usage waste on our campus.   

This pilot program began as a student-driven proposal that was awarded seed funding from the We Mean Green Fund.  

Why Green Choice?

Globally about 85% of plastic used in packaging ends up in landfills or as unregulated waste.

Seven billion tons of plastic waste have been generated globally so far, but only less than 10% has been recycled.

98% of single-use plastic products are produced from fossil fuel, increasing the level of greenhouse gas emissions into the environment.

About 8 million tons of plastic waste escapes into the oceans every year, the equivalent of setting five garbage bags full of trash on every foot of coastline around the world.

36% of all plastics produced are used in packaging, including single-use plastic products for food and beverage containers.

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Nearly 5 million meals served annually

 

Student employee serving at Mean Greens

Résumé-building job opportunities for nearly 1,100 student employees

Awards & Accolades

Residential Dining Silver Award

from the National Association of College and University Food Services

Catering - Special Event Bronze Award

from the National Association of College and University Food Services

Loyal E. Horton Award

from the National Association of College and University Food Services

Best Vegan Recipe

from the National Association of College and University Food Services

Goldie Awards

for Financial Wizardry and Food Democracy - from Food Service Director

Silver Medal

at the ACF (American Culinary Federation) Competition

Silver Medal

at the NACUFS National Culinary Challenge

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