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ARAMARK has made
a strong commitment to being a responsible member of the Clemson community.
One way we demonstrate our commitment is by recycling and minimizing waste
generated in our facilities. The following is an overview of some
of our current efforts on campus.
of Waste and Energy Consumption:
- Last year approximately 191 tons of cardboard was recycled.
oil - Last year approximately 4,187 gallons of cooking oil was recycled.
tea and milk containers are recycled.
D. A refillable
soft drink discount program is in place at all retail food locations.
has also partnered with the Student Alumni Association by sponsoring a
discounted refillable mug program, which is in place at all Java City coffee
napkin dispensers on tables at many dining locations, rather than at
tray and silverware pickup locations has reduced paper napkin consumption
by approximately 15%.
B. The Fresh
Food Company concept at Schilletter Dining Hall has reduced packaging and
food waste by an estimated 20%. The new equipment and cooking methods
will also reduce energy consumption.
C. The Pan Geos
concepts at Harcombe and the Clemson House utilize induction cooking to
reduce food waste and energy consumption.
of outdated deck ovens at Harcombe with energy efficient convection ovens
has reduced energy consumption for baking.
of outdated dishwashers at the Clemson House and Schilletter have reduced
energy and water consumption.
Involvement and Awareness:
purchases recycled paper napkins for use in retail and board locations.
requests fiberglass-recycled pallets, rather than wood, for deliveries
from our primary food vendor, Sysco Foods.
in August 2001, ARAMARK began purchasing fountain juices in "bag in the
box" containers for all dining locations. This standardizes all fountain
dispensing and reduces the amount of packaging from the previous despensing
actively researches and continually increases the number of products purchased
which have the minimum amount of shipment and container packaging to reduce
attempts to balance the use of paper, plastic, glass and foam serviceware
products while keeping customer satisfaction, new production technology,
quality, cost, and the environment in mind.
actively promotes and supports campus awareness of Earth Day - April
is involved as a member of the campus environmental committee chaired by
Dr. Alan Elzerman.
works with student groups and local charities and periodically provides
left over food to the less fortunate in our community, rather than disposing
of it in landfills.
is frequently involved with fraternities, sororities and other student
organizations to support community and campus service projects.