Composting can reduce the need for water, fertilizers, and pesticides. It serves as a marketable commodity and is a low-cost alternative to standard landfill cover and artificial soil amendments. Composting also extends municipal landfill life by diverting organic materials from landfills and provides a less costly alternative to conventional methods of remediating (cleaning) contaminated soil.
Compostable Salad Containers
New compostable salad container were recently implemented in the ART & University cafeterias. These containers are made from 100% plant materials of annually renewable sources, a more sustainable source than petroleum. Specifically, these containers are made of Ingeo™, a synthetic fiber made of corn and plants, which can also be used to make clothing, personal care items, electronics, etc.
Compostable Hinged Containers
On April 21, Earth Day, a compostable hinged container made from a blend of molded pulp fibers, will be piloted in the ART & University cafeterias. The customers will be given the opportunity to test and voice their opinions about the hinged containers.
Ground coffee does more than brew a great cup of "joe." Those used grounds can also be used in your spring garden and beds. ART Starbucks gives away used coffee grounds for FREE! Bring your container.