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Most PPE is not reusable or recyclable. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

PPE waste poses sustainability concerns

Devon Fitzpatrick March 9, 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic heads into its second year, used personal protection equipment (PPE) is starting to pile up.   PPE is considered anything that protects those who wear it from the spread...

Recyclable grab-and-go containers in trash can on campus. PHOTO: MITCHELL SHIELDS ’22/THE HAWK

Waste trends on campus increase due to COVID-19 protocols

Giana Longo September 22, 2020

Health and safety protocols regarding food packing and sanitation implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are creating increased waste on campus.  “The nature of our safety measures, grab-and-go...

Deirde Taft-Lockard ’20 (right), co-president of SJU Green Fund, helps students dispose of leftover food and plastic packets in respective garbage bins before sending plates, utensils and cups to the dish pit during the “Weight of the Waste” event in Campion Dining Hall on Nov. 21. PHOTOS: Jackie Collins 21

Green Fund creates awareness of food waste through “Weigh the Waste”

Jackie Collins November 28, 2019

At the end of their lunch in Campion Dining Hall last Thursday, St. Joe’s students handed over their bowls and plates, some still piled with uneaten food, to members of the Green Fund. As part of the...

Uneaten food travels to Campion’s dishwashing area to be discarded. PHOTO: DIMETRI WILLIAMS 19/THE HAWK

Pounds of waste: diners discard food in Campion

Erin Breen January 22, 2019

Hundreds of pounds of food in Campion Student Center end up in the trash every month. Some of that waste comes from production— the unused nub of a carrot or the bone of a chicken that is tossed—...

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