ReThink: Composting Takes Hold at Law School

caterers work to produce more eco-friendly menu items, like a completely compostable boxed lunch
November 17, 2014

The Law School has been taking compostable waste in the courtyard since August. The program has been very successful. Each day a full bag’s worth of food waste is diverted from landfills. There is a broad range of participants, including students, faculty and staff. Housekeeping is also participating, in that they have agreed to service the bin each and keep it clean.

However, the biggest difference that composting has made in Law is with regard to the School’s ability to have and host zero waste events. Joe Campbell, Building Administrator & Sustainability Coordinator at the Law School, introduced the concept to our staff and student event planners earlier in the semester, and it has really taken off. They are hosting a minimum two zero waste events per week, and have begun working with their caterers to produce more eco-friendly menu items, like a completely compostable boxed lunch.