WHAT: As part of the University of Pennsylvaniaâ€™s participation in RecycleMania, Bon AppĂ©tit at Penn Dining is hosting a Scrape Bucket Challenge, when students will be asked to scrape whatever is left over on their plates into large containers located in each dining facility on campus. The containers will be measured each day to track the level of food waste over the course of the week.
RecycleMania is a competition that features more than 400 schools across the nation vying to see which school can eliminate the most waste and increase its rate of recycling.
WHO: Students from the Penn Environmental Group and the Penn Eco-Reps program are collaborating with Bon AppĂ©tit at Penn Dining to staff the collection stations and weigh the waste.
WHEN: Noon-1 p.m. and 6 -7 p.m. Mondayâ€“Friday, Feb. 8 â€“12
WHERE: The Scrape Bucket Challenge will take place in Pennâ€™s three student dining facilities:
King Court/English College House
Hill College House
DETAILS: The Scrape Bucket Challenge will highlight the environmental impact of food waste, help diners understand how to reduce food waste and launch Pennâ€™s new composting program. The amount of daily waste will be measured before being added to kitchen waste to be sent to a new composting facility in Wilmington, Del. The food waste composting will also contribute to Pennâ€™s RecycleMania totals.