Hokies made history last month!
On February 17-18th, VT Dining Services offered a free trial of the Reusable To-Go program in all participating dining halls. Almost two weeks’ worth of containers were handed out over those two days, and since the promo, there has been a marked increase of Reusable To-Go use campus-wide!
For those of you who participated: thank you and welcome to the Reusable To-Go program! You can keep ordering your food in those snazzy green containers as long as you keep returning them and hold on to your token. If you need a refresher on how to use the program, watch this short video.
Virginia Tech Dining Services staff wash and sanitize each individual container after they are returned to the OZZI machines, but don’t forget to make sure to empty excess food before returning your containers (if you’re keeping them overnight, kindly give them a rinse)! This makes for a faster and easier cleaning process.
Hokies have proven our commitment to sustainability – let’s keep making history!
When you order “to-go” you have more options now.
Compostable To-Go Containers are available in Owens Food Court, Hokie Grill, Turner Place, and West End Market for your to-go meals. All large, 9 inch compostable to-go containers cost $0.20 cash/ $0.10 flex to use.
Reusable To-Go Containers are available at Owens Food Court, Turner Place and West End Market. For $3.50, buy-in to the Reusable To-Go Container program and use this program your entire college career and you save $0.20 cash/ $0.10 flex every time you use it.
Remember to ask for your meal in a Reusable To-Go container when you order and buy in or hand over your token to the cashier. All Reusable To-Go containers should be returned to one of our three OZZI machines located in the units where we offer the program.
Attention all Reusable To-Go Container Users:
RTG Container Turn In: All 3 containers and your key ring with key tags need to be returned by Reading Day (Thursday 5/8). The key ring with tags should be returned to the kiosk while the containers can continue to be turned in at the conveyor belt.
We will be giving out a prize to the participant that has logged the highest Reusable To-Go Container usage by 5/8/14. Stay Tuned!
Thanks so much for your participation in the Reusable To-Go Container program this year. We look forward to offering this program again next year, hopefully with a few improvements. As always, if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good luck with Finals and have a wonderful summer!
This August, a long awaited alternative to foam to-go containers will be available at West End Market. All Dining Services meal plan holders are eligible to become a member in the Reusable To-Go container program.
The number one sustainability concern that Dining Services hears about is the usage of foam to-go contianers in the dining halls. It has been a long road to find an appropriate alternative that does not compromise the safety or quality of the food being served to Virginia Tech students, faculty & staff. West End Market will be a pilot for our Reusable To-Go program and hopefully we’ll be able to expand the program to other dining units in the future.
Click here to learn more about Virginia Tech Dining Services Reusable To-Go container program.
Questions? Email sustainabledining[at]vt.edu