Reducing Plastics in Campus Dining

UMD Dining launched several initiatives to reduce plastic waste in order to create a more ocean friendly campus! Small plastics cannot be recycled and often make their way into waterways and oceans. UMD's Sustainability Fund contributed over $150,000 towards this effort. 

  • Free reusable bag for each student with a dining plan- with the sustainableUMD turtle logo! 
  • Get a 5-cent discount for using your reusable bag in a campus convenience shop.
  • UMD Dining offers compostable straws, paper bags, compostable utensils, and paper stirrers, whenever possible.

Learn more about what can be composted from campus dining options: