Butler University students returned from Fall Break to find a new addition to their list of campus essentials – reusable ‘To-Go’ containers for use at the ResCo Dining Hall.

The reusable containers can be purchased at ResCo Dining Hall for a onetime fee of $5. To use, students bring the empty ‘To-Go’ container to ResCo’s Monday – Friday lunch to be filled and then they return the used container to the dining facility for a clean, sanitized container. All containers go through the same cleaning process as the dinnerware used in the campus dining service.

The environmentally friendly reusable food containers are just another component of Butler Dining Services continued “green” efforts.

“The health and safety of our customers, our employees and our environment always comes first at Butler Dining Services,” said Stacey Puck, director of Dining Services. “Through our Green Thread™ environmental stewardship platform we to look for ways to reduce our environmental impact and the “To-Go” containers fit the bill. This program is yet another example of how we strive to reduce waste and support the sustainability goals of Butler University.”

The ‘To-Go’ containers are BPA-free, made of recyclable plastic #5, and are dishwasher safe. They feature a locking lid making them more spill-proof. Aside from providing the benefits of sustainability, the containers are a benefit to students who are on the go and need a healthy option.

“We want to make it even easier for our campus community to rethink, reuse and recycle, while rewarding all of the people who do. We are very excited to offer this ‘To-Go’ program to the campus community as a way to further our sustainability efforts,” said Puck.

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