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: