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Take it "To Go": Reusable containers make UMass more sustainable

Three students, Waverly Lau, Levente Haber and Margaret Dreishpoon, completing the Integrated Concentration in Science program (iCons) are working toward replacing The campus's current t0-go containers at Berkshire Dining Hall with new, reusable containers. Currently, the to-go containers are compostable, but can only be used once. The containers that the students are developing can be used about 100 times. After a multitude of presentations and debates in favor of the project, the students applied for and received a $4,000 SIEF (Sustainability, Innovation and Engagement Fund) grant which will pay for supplies. Making the switch to reusable containers will save money and address the issue of container waste. Read more.