Dal follows uManitoba and goes "trayless"

March 5, 2008

In an effort to save water and reduce detergent effluent, Dalhousie University is doing away with cafeteria trays. 18 months ago, Dal switched from styrofoam to bamboo and reed plates, which are 100% biodegradable and compostable.  The no-tray policy will save about 3,000 litres of dish water per day, harmful chemicals, and electricity used by dishwashers. uManitoba is given credit as setting the "green standard" for cafeterias in Canada, and even across North America.  The Globe & Mail