In an effort to reduce the use of take-out packaging and the excessive waste that it produces, University Dining Services partnered with the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, the UVM Eco-Reps, students from the Honors College and UVM’s Waste Management Team to develop and test the Eco-Ware reusabl
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University Dining Services
On February 1, 2012, a request for proposal was released seeking proposals to provide UVM with beverage vending. UVM received 3 bid responses as part of this process. The University has chosen Sodexo as the vendor for the beverage vending contract for the next 3 years. This contract begins on July 1, 2012 and extends through June 30, 2015. The contract is a non-exclusive agreement and Sodexo will offer products from multiple brands.
The Eco-Ware program is designed to reduce waste from dining facilities by providing reusable take out containers, made of 100% BPA free polypropelene that can be purchased, washed and reused at participating vendors on campus. The program was launched this January at the University Marche and Brennan's and has sold over 200 containers.