Sustainability

We are committed to partnering with students and the Office of Sustainability to ensure that we operate in earth-friendly ways. 

All Princeton logo bottled water sold in our retail venues is bottled using BPA-free rPET plastic bottles with recyclable caps. rPET bottles are made from recycled content and can be recycled. The source of the spring fed water is the Penobscot Ridge Mountains in the Lackawanna State Forest of Pennsylvania.

    We offer discounts to students who use their own reusable mugs instead of disposable cups in Cafe Vivian, the Food Gallery at Frist, Chancellor Green Cafe, Woodrow Wilson Cafe and Studio '34.

    In addition, we use 100 percent post-consumer paper goods at the Frist Campus Center and plant-based compostable cups and cutlery for catering events.

    Campus Dining is continuously seeking ways to reduce the amount of waste produced on campus and increase its recycling efforts.

    Food Waste and Recovery

    Food waste is currently transported to Organic Diversion in Marlton, NJ. Fryer oil waste is collected and taken to a local plant for biodiesel production. This certificate signifies the latest collection data and the effect on the environment.

    In 2017, we started diverting consumable food from the Butler, Wilson and Forbes dining halls to Bentley Community Services in Monmouth Junction, NJ.