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Village I food waste study

TitleVillage I food waste study
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsZaheer, S.
Keywordscafeterias, food waste, residences, sustainability, waste, waste management, waste reduction
Abstract

The University of Waterloo has demonstrated its concern for environmental issues by launching the Watgreen Program. The University’s Watgreen initiative encourages staff and students to address environmental issues facing the University by using the campus as a laboratory. Its goal is to try to convert the campus into a sustainable ecosystem by improving the University’s relationship with the environment. This project is part of the Watgreen Initiative. In the fall of 1993, a new food system was implemented in the Village One and Village Two cafeterias with the hope of reducing the amount of waste generated in these areas. The aim of this study was to measure the amount of waste generated before and after the implementation of this system so as to detect any change in waste production that may have occurred. A similar study was also conducted at the same time in the Village Two kitchen and cafeteria by a group of ERS 285 students… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca