Debut Year of ReusePass Generates Significant Environmental Impact

The ReusePass program encourages the use of reusable containers instead of single-use alternatives by letting diners check out and return containers like a library book.

In the first year of the program, our campus community has collectively saved 53,916 containers from the landfill. This is the equivalent of 5,073 pounds of diverted waste and would fill 1,419 cans of trash.

This effort also resulted in substantial water savings, conserving a total of 34,511 gallons of water. That’s comparable to leaving the faucet on for 13 days straight.

Furthermore, by avoiding the production and disposal of single-use containers have prevented the emission of 35,917 pounds of greenhouse gasses. That’s equal to 36 cross-country flights from New York to Los Angeles.

This program represents more than just a practical solution to takeout dining—it symbolizes our collective commitment to fostering a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship.


Published: Jun 3, 2024 9:52am