This chapter focuses on student behavior and use of reusable items within the residential halls. Waste audits and survey data have concluded that students rely on single-use items for their convenience and lack of resources. Currently, there are only two water bottle refill stations in the residential halls, forcing many students to buy plastic water bottles or gallon jugs. Also, students in freshman halls are not able to easily wash their reusable items, even if they would like to utilize them.
By implementing a reusable take out container program and increasing education, students will foster habits of sustainability to carry through their life. For more information refer to Chapter 3 of the 2016 Environmental Waste Audit, written by Natalie Kobayashi and Nicole Morgan.