On February 2nd, 2017 Tufts Dining hosted the annual Waste Less Dinner in Dewick. At the dinner, students were encouraged to only take what they could finish, and to eat everything on their plate. Student volunteers collected and weighed any food waste before dirty dishes were sent through the conveyor belt into the dish room.
Food waste is one of the largest components in our landfills, and emits CO2 into the atmosphere as it breaks down.
Take a look at pictures from the event below!
Juleen Wong, A17, a volunteer at the Waste Less Dinner, disposes of food waste before sending the plate back into the kitchen.
Students line up to hand volunteers their dirty dishes at the Waste Less Dinner.
Dana, Manager of Dewick-MacPhie (right), and Gary, Manager of Hodgdon (left) attend the Waste Less Dinner.
Students collect the food waste from Waste Less Dinner attendees’ plates.
Students volunteer to help run the Waste Less Dinner.
A view of the food waste station from above
Tufts Dining provides information about reducing food waste at Tufts.