Beginning on Earth Day – April 19 – patrons of UALR dining services can sign up for “Choose to Reuse,” an inexpensive way to replace throw-away food and drink containers with reusable ones.
Patrons can return the reusable food container after their meal and will receive a token that can be exchanged for a new container for their next meal, again in a sustainable container. Containers can also be taken home and returned for a clean one during another meal period. Diners keep their mugs and can get unlimited refills of drinks during each meal period.
Nancy Landrum, chair of the UALR Sustainability Committee, praised the new option.
“I think it is a wonderful initiative to reduce landfill waste, and specifically, a commendable effort to reduce the use of Styrofoam in campus dining operations,” she said. “I hope the UALR community will embrace the Choose to Reuse program.”
Diners can purchase the containers starting Thursday, April 19, in the Diamond Cafe.