The UTS plastic-free food court

The UTS plastic-free food court

December 13, 2019 0 By William Morgan


UTS is committed to sustainability
across our teaching and learning, our research and our
campus operations We’ve got a plan to phase out plastics and that’s
what we’re doing here in the food court We’re working with our retailers
to find innovative solutions for packaging without adding
to the plastic problem PappaRich is now getting involved
in going 100% sustainable in terms of food packaging and
how we run in terms of the operation It is a great challenge but we are
happy to embark on this journey to be joining the group
in fighting waste and reducing the waste that has
been directed to the landfill All of the takeaway packaging
is compostable It’s made out of paper,
bamboo, cardboard, even PLA which looks and
feels a bit like plastic but it’s actually made out of corn
and is 100% compostable The approach that UTS has
taken in this food court has really allowed takeaway food
to be still convenient yet not have such a big impact
on our plastic waste I think it is a big move for us a group
to embark on this journey and I think it’s a worthwhile initiative
that is being implemented and should be attempted by
other food providers UTS is a university that I’m
really proud to be a part of and largely because of its
sustainability initiatives It’s really evident that they’re
investing in it rather than just following what
everyone else is doing They’re leading the way and being a student here
makes me feel like part of the future That’s what this food court’s about,
it’s about linking what we do to our UTS 2027 strategy to be
a world-leading university