Office of Sustainability

» Weigh the Waste

About the Program

students near trays of uneaten food

Weigh the Waste was created as an educational program geared toward promoting post-consumer food waste reduction. Several times a semester, the Office of Sustainability collects the uneaten food off students' plates before they leave the dining hall. After arranging the food onto trays, the Office of Sustainability calculates the weight of the discarded edible food waste. Trays of this wasted food are then put on display for the remainder of the day so that students can have a visual representation of the amount of food wasted in a single meal period. 



Volunteer with Us!

 If you are interested in volunteering at our Weigh the Waste events, email us at sustainability@chapman.edu.