As a joint effort from UA Sustainability, Waste Watchers, the MIT COVID Committee, MIT Dining, and the MIT Office of Recycling and Materials Management, a reusable utensil pilot will run this fall (2020) and will provide all students living on campus with the opportunity to receive a free set of reusable utensils for use throughout the remainder this semester. At the end of the semester, the students who have participated will provide information about their experience with the utensils, including how often they used the set, any challenges they faced with having a set, and whether or not they would continue to use reusable utensils in the future.
This information will serve to inform procurement decisions in the spring for the Division of Student Life (DSL) and MIT Dining. If the pilot is successful and the students who participate are enthusiastic about continuing with reusable utensils in the future, the value of reusables will be clear to key decision makers, and a model for effective changemaking in sustainability at MIT will be laid out for anyone in the student body to build from.
Read the full story at The Tech: https://thetech.com/2020/09/29/reusable-utensil-letter