January 31, 2007

Degrees now Environmentally more Friendly!

UMSU runs a great food service outlet called Degrees.  Recently, Degrees move to biodegradable take-out containers from styrofoam.  When I did my food services research while on UMSU Council, one of the things I found was that cold drink cups could be made of corn.  The University of Guelph was already doing this back in 2004 and it is something that I still believe that the University of Manitoba should be doing.

UMSU took this a lot further.  Clearly a lot of research was done by many people at UMSU to find containers for hot products.  Nicely done everyone at UMSU.

CBC News even has the story: Student diner goes green with biodegradable takeout boxes