With blue recycling bins dotting every hallway on campus, UNC has certainly earned its ‘A’ for the second year in a row in the Food and Recycling category of the College Sustainability Report Card.
With new composting programs springing up across campus, UNC has even started to expand options for sustainably dealing with waste.
Even the waste from Alpine Bagel gets composted.
Now CDS is handing the reins to the students with the launch of a pilot program in Bottom of Lenoir. Compost bins have been set up next to Freshens since Sept. 17, giving students a new way to dispose of waste.
All Freshens products are compostable, including the containers and cups. The containers from 1.5.0. are also compostable. Everything collected is sent to the Brooks Compost Facility and turned back into usable material.
It’s not just the dining halls that are jumping into the compost heap feet first.
The Sustainability Living and Learning Community in Morrison Residence Hall has a successful compost program, where participants are issued bins for food scraps that are collected every week. The materials are taken to HOPE Gardens, where they are used to grow food for the Chapel Hill homeless community.
Student Government’s environmental affairs committee plans to expand dorm composting to new residence communities this year.