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The Story of Aggieware. Overview 1. Sustainability Mission of Student Housing 2. Evaluating RA programs for waste 3. Why Aggieware? 4. Campus partners.

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1 The Story of Aggieware

2 Overview 1. Sustainability Mission of Student Housing 2. Evaluating RA programs for waste 3. Why Aggieware? 4. Campus partners 5. Overview of Aggieware 6. Common Questions

3 Sustainability Mission The definition of sustainability is: to meet the current populations needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, Brundtland Commission (1987). Institutionalize sustainable practices Use LEED as a guide Educate residents and staff Collaborate with campus organizations Integrate sustainability Model sustainable practices

4 Zero Waste RA Programs Training Publicity Purchasing (supplies & food) Program execution (Aggieware) Program tracking and evaluation …zero waste by 2020

5 Why Aggieware? Evaluated purchases from Campus convenience stores Dining Services catered events Housing administration $8,000 per year spent on disposables

6 Why Aggieware? Why not compostable tableware? 1. more money for less sustainable product 2. compost not making it to compacted 3. price 4. lead by example

7 Campus Partners University Dining Services seven core sustainable practices Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) health, safety, and environmental consulting resource

8 Campus Partners Know the issues and work with them early in the process product details cleaning/packing process storage weight documentation enforcement

9 Materials Overview Red Kit (c) Compost 100% post-consumer recycled content napkins (50) poly 8 qt. CamSquare with lid 8SFSP/SFC6 sealed by two food storage labels

10 Materials Overview Red Kit (p) Plates Cambro 6 9/16 " narrow rim plate (20) 65CWNR medium Windsor dinner fork (20) 761-013 poly 8 qt. CamSquare with lid 8SFSP/SFC6 sealed by two food storage labels

11 Materials Overview Blue Kit (c) Cups Cambro stacking cup 7.5 oz. (25) 75CW poly 18 qt. CamSquare with lid 18SFSP/SFC12 sealed by two food storage labels

12 Materials Overview Blue Kit (b) Bowls Cambro grapefruit bowl 10.9 oz. (20) 60CW medium Windsor dinner teaspoon (20) 761-009 poly 18 qt. CamSquare with lid 18SFSP/SFC12 sealed by two food storage labels

13 Materials Overview Special events plates Cambro 10 narrow rim plate (300) 10CWNR

14 Process Overview Step 1 (Set-up) each RA supplied with set of four kits Step 2 (Before the Program) break seals and check kit before program

15 Process Overview Step 3 (The Program) dirty dish collection, compostables in compost kit Step 4 (After the Program) return kits and compost kit within 12 hours

16 Process Overview Step 5 (Dining Services) inventory and kit replacement

17 Program Cost Initial material cost of $17,000 Payback in just over two years

18 Common Questions What if pieces are not returned? Aggieware is inventoried by the Dining Commons staff once the kits are returned. They inventory the kits and the cost of any missing pieces will be charged to the residents of the community who returned the kit. Forms are printed on FSC-certified, 100% recycled paper and are recycled after inventory

19 Common Questions What if staff need more pieces? Each Resident Advisor will receive one of each kit; in partner communities you can use two kits to increase your numbers. If that is still not enough borrow a kit from another Resident Advisor, change the name on the inventory sheet, and return a clean kit to that Resident Advisor once you receive it from the Dining Commons. If you are unable to borrow another RAs kit, the second option is to check out additional kits from the Dining Commons.

20 Common Questions Why Cambro and Windsor? Windsor spoons and forks are identical to the silverware used in the Dining Commons. It is light, durable and, because we use it both for Aggieware and the Dining Commons, easily replaceable. Cambro dishware and containers were already used on campus for Whole Earth Festival. The plates are lightweight, durable, can be run through an industrial dishwasher, and, most importantly, made in the USA by a company with strong sustainability practices.

21 Future Changes Expanding the compost part of Aggieware identify all compostable items purchasing guide To achieve zero waste packaging change by manufacturers expand allowed vendors pay premium, if need be limit purchases

22 Contact Richard Ronquillo rronquillo@ucdavis.edu Patrice Stafford pstafford@ucdavis.edu housing.ucdavis.edu/sustainability


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