At the second annual Tiger Chef Challenge, sustainability was on display in more than just the delicious plant-based dishes created by student teams competing in the Latin-American-inspired cook-off. Campus Dining also aimed to minimize the event’s waste by encouraging food vendors to use compostable serving materials, and by piloting a "Resource Recovery Station" for waste disposal.
On November 12, three EcoReps traveled to Durham, New Hampshire to attend the Students for Zero Waste (SZW) Conference organized by the Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN). Amber Lin '19, Maj Halaweh '19 and Cecilia Shang '18 share their thoughts and takeaways from the conference in this Q&A.
Last month, the student group Greening Princeton and Building Services collaborated to launch a single-stream recycling pilot in more than 100 rooms in two dorms: Edwards Hall in Mathey College and 1939 Hall in Wilson College. Currently, most students have only paper recycling bins in their rooms, while plastic, metal and glass recycling receptacles are located in the hallways, so are not always easily accessible or clearly labeled.