Sustainable strides

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Last year, Wake Forest students used nearly a quarter of a million polystyrene, clamshell containers for carry-out food from campus dining rooms — about 7,000 containers per week. Containers made from polystyrene foam, more commonly known as Styrofoam, aren’t recyclable in the Winston-Salem area.

To help solve the problem, reusable to-go boxes are now available for free at the Fresh Food Company (the Pit), the Magnolia Room and in the Benson University Center, part of Dining Services’ “Erase the Waste” campaign. When used containers are returned, they’re washed and sanitized, and ready to use again.

The University has also launched a car-sharing program, Zipcar. Two cars are available — a hybrid Honda Insight and a Honda Civic — for use on an hourly or daily basis by students, faculty and staff.

Press contact: Kerry K. King, 336.758.5237

Category: Student Life