University Of Rhode Island Catering Department is a committed partner with the University of Rhode Island’s Sustainability initiative. Sustainability is a priority for us and we appreciate your support and ideas as we continue to develop a more sustainable organization.
Recycling & Waste Reduction
University of Rhode Island recycles our cooking oil through BioDiesel firm. In cooperation with the university’s Facilities department, we recycle glass and plastic bottles, metal cans, cardboard boxes, office paper and toner cartridges.
Energy & Water Conservation
To conserve on water, spray heads that are used in our kitchen dish rooms to rinse dirty pots, pans and dishes are high efficiency low-flow. This reduces our water usage by more than 50 gal. per minute.
Our locations use environmentally friendly dish soaps and cleaning sanitizer!
Our relationship with University Agronomy farm, allows us to incorporate fresh grown products into our menus. Local beef , seafood are utilized whenever possible.
University of Rhode Island Catering Dept. is Polystyrene (Styrofoam) free – using only paper-based tableware, many which are compostable. Stewardship of ocean resources and supporting sustainable aquaculture is critical for long-term viability of our seafood supply. Campus Dining & Catering are dedicated to ensuring that all of the seafood we serve is caught or raised sustainably. Our purchasing standards for fish influence our environmental footprint and send important market signals to manufacturers about the importance of sustainability. We do not use any endangered fish or any type of endangered seafood.