How does it work?
1 - Request your kit
At least one business day
before your event (the earlier the better), request a kit by filling out this form here
. Let us know how many of each item--plates, bowls, cups, knives, forks, and spoons--you need, and we'll email you when your order is ready for pickup from the Sustainability Integration Office. We do not check requests Friday 4:30 p.m.-Monday 8 a.m. or during staff holidays.
2 - Use your kit
Use the signage provided in the kit to help promote responsible waste disposal and to proudly show that you're using Greenware!
3 - Clean up your kit and dispose of compost
Dispose of the compost in a campus compost bin and place all dining ware (yes, even the dirty stuff) and signage back in your bin. Make sure you have the same number of plates, bowls, cups, silverware, etc. as you checked out or your account will be charged!
4 - Return your kit
Within one business day after your event, return your kit to the Sustainability Integration Office during business hours. If you return the kit one business day after this due date you will be charged a late fee of $5. Every additional day late the kit is turned in will add $3 to your late fee.
What's in each kit?
- 100% recycled plastic, reusable Preserve plates, bowls, and cups in your custom quantity (same diningware as the new dining halls dishes, only GREEN!)
- Preserve green, recycled plastic utensils in your custom quantity
- 100% recycled napkins
- Compost bucket and biodegradable Biobag for convenient disposal
- Signage for compost, recycling, and landfill cans
- All in a 100% recycled plastic tote bin!
What's so special about these plates?
Preserve plates, bowls, and cups are made from 100% recycled plastic - yogurt cups, Brita filters, cutting boards, and other #5 plastics melted down and turned into completely new items!
They're also free of BPA and melamine and made in the USA, which is pretty neat.