OZZI reusable food container program

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OZZI reusable food container program

Posted by Gail Sutton on Dec 10, 2018 12:33 pm

(CROSS-POSTING to several lists to get various input - apologies in advance if you're seeing this multiple times).

If you currently have the OZZI reusable food container program in operation on your campus, could you share what your experience has been.  Any lessons learned after operationalizing it? 

Please describe the steps involved (from a customer perspective) - does the customer bring the container to the food server staff from somewhere else OR do the food servers just keep the clean containers at their serving stations and use that container upon request of the customer?  And is the coin given to the food server or to the cashier as the customer exits the facility with the reusable container in hand?  Is there clear operating instructions on the face of the machine to instruct people to not return containers full of food waste into the machine?  How quickly does a machine fill up with used containers?  Any challenges to using the wireless option rather than wired connection for the data? 

Please note, what is the size of your campus and appx. how many consumers are choosing to use this program at your school.  Also, what incentive is being offered to encourage use? 

Gail Sutton
Director, Programs & Student Life

Re: OZZI reusable food container program

Posted by Steve Chaplin on Dec 11, 2018 9:31 am

Hi Gail,

Not sure if it's an OZZI program but we referenced a reusable container program at Oberlin recently in an ACUI Bulletin piece on plastics reduction efforts in unions. Here's their site - https://dining.oberlin.edu/sustainability/reusable - and my contact was Oberlin Sustainability Manager Bridget Flynn.