Student Union Tests Zero Waste Plates
In order to further reduce food waste, the Studentenwerk SH is testing the new Zero Waste plate in Mensa I on Westring in Kiel from April 4 to May 27, 2022.
Between 2:15 and 2:30 p.m. - i.e. for a period of fifteen minutes after the regular meal service - guests will have the opportunity to save delicious, over-produced food from being thrown away. The Zero Waste plate always consists of a menu with three components and is available to students at the discounted price of 2.50 euros. Staff and external guests pay slightly more. The plate is only available while supplies last.
"We hope that students will take up the offer and that we will be able to introduce the Zero Waste plate in all dining halls nationwide after the test phase," says Kristin Dahl from University Catering. "In this way, we are taking another big step toward sustainability."
The Studentenwerk already avoids waste in its dining halls, cafeterias and café lounges through numerous other measures. Among other things, reusable packaging is used wherever possible, meals are mainly prepared "just in time" and replenished as needed, and leftover food is given to food-sharing organizations. An overview of all sustainable actions - also in other areas of the Studentenwerk - can be found here: www.studentenwerk.sh/de/ueber-uns/nachhaltigkeit