The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has launched a new reusable to-go container program with OZZI. Coordinated by the university’s Office of Sustainability and Campus Dining Services, the “Good to Geaux” program has replaced disposable plastic containers across campus dining.
Binghamton University has set an end-of-life date for its single use to-go containers on campus, with a planned implementation of the OZZI system in January. The move to OZZI’s reusable container system is driven by the university’s desire to boost its sustainability efforts and will provide every student on a campus board plan with a free buy-in to the program.
One of the newer trends to emerge in campus dining has been the use of reusable takeout containers in dining halls to eliminate unnecessary waste tied to student use of plastic, paper or styrofoam to-go boxes. Now, in an effort to boost the campus’ sustainability efforts in dining facilities, some Vanderbilt students are calling for dining services to deploy the OZZI system.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is ensuring that its students leave campus for the summer in the right way by providing a comprehensive list of reminders and tips. The checklist is designed to be a helpful resource and covers a wide range of student services including what to do with OZZI reusable containers and leftover dining dollars.
CR80News was onsite at the 40th annual CBORD User Group Conference (UGC 2019) this week. There were many highlights, great educational sessions, and a packed technology exhibit hall. Here are a few of the highlights from the event hall floor.
Food insecurity is a growing issue for students across the country, leading to meal-donation programs popping up on campuses across the country. But the University of California, Merced’s iCare meal donation program has set the bar particularly high both in terms of the service it provides and how the system has been implemented.
The University of California, Riverside is set to deploy a reusable to-go boxes in campus dining and will be the latest campus to deploy the OZZI system. In addition to the reusable to-go containers, the project will also install OZZI’s proprietary vending machines at UCR dining commons.
Boston College Dining Services is set to provide reusable to-go containers for use in campus dining halls this semester. The introduction of the reusable containers is just one of a series of sustainability efforts taking effect at the college.
As part of a pilot program beginning this semester, 300 Ohio University students will be outfitted with reusable takeout containers for use at campus dining halls in place of existing disposable, to-go boxes. The reusable containers are intended to reduce the number of disposable boxes sent to the landfill each year.
No matter how you cut it, dining facilities can be wasteful operations with piles of uneaten or neglected food and scores of single-use takeout containers used by on-the-go students. But with the OZZI reusable container system campuses have found a solution that effectively kills both these birds with a single stone, leveraging automated kiosks and reusable, returnable containers to both cut waste and alleviate operational costs.