To promote a more sustainable future for all Mountaineers, West Virginia University is working to reduce single-use plastics on many areas of campus. As part of these efforts, WVU Dining Services has partnered with the Office of Sustainability on a Reusable Dining To-Go Box Program for all WVU dining halls.
Instead of using the standard single-use boxes, students and employees with a WVU dining plan can receive a sectioned, microwave-friendly polypropylene box for to-go meals from dining halls. After each use, students can return their dirty to-go box to a dining hall, place it on the dish return conveyor to be washed for later use and receive a clean to-go box for their meal.
Here's How it Works.
- If you would like to take your food to-go, stop by the Reusable To-Go Box station after entering the dining hall.
- Tap your WVU ID card on the card reader at the station to check in, then pick up a to-go box. By checking in, you are helping us keep track of inventory to ensure we have enough clean boxes available at all times.
- Fill up your box.
- Upon your next dining hall visit, make sure any remaining food scraps are disposed
into a landfill bin and return your box to the dish room conveyor.
Note: If you are taking a meal to go during your next visit, return your used box to the dish room conveyor before tapping your ID card and picking up a clean one.