Reusable To-Go

From solar panels and other energy efficient technologies to hydration stations and reusable water bottles to tray-less dining and an on-campus greenhouse, the University of New Haven is committed to promoting environmentally friendly initiatives that enhance the experience of the campus community and lessen our impact on the environment.

A Community Commitment to Go Green

The University is committed to be a leader in supporting a greener and more sustainable campus. We are pleased to share that in partnership with Sodexo, we are piloting a program in Westside Hall’s Food on Demand to replace our disposable “to-go” food containers with a program of return and reusable food containers.

Programs such as these are important as they reduce our dependency on our limited natural resources, reduce waste, and lessen greenhouse gases created when producing single-use items. In addition, there are many other benefits associated with a shift to reusable systems as we strive to create a more sustainable campus and world.

Along with the Undergraduate Student Government Association and the University’s Office of Sustainability, we thank you for your support of this program and your commitment to a more sustainable future. Click here for a video highlighting our new program and how it works. You may also contact the University Office of Sustainability at For more information about the University’s sustainability initiatives, visit and follow us @unewhavensustainability.

Container Sustainability Facts
  • BPA free
  • Made of greater than 50% recycled plastic
  • Made in the USA
  • Reduces the amount of trash sent to landfill and burn facilities
  • Reduces need for new materials to be utilized
  • B-Corp Certified

How Does It Work?

A vibrant green Reusable Container
  • Students purchase container from Sodexo cashier at Westside Hall’s Food on Demand (FoD) for $5 (refundable deposit)
  • Student uses container
  • Student returns container to cashier, and receives a new container
  • Containers are collected in wheeling tote before being sanitized in a dishwasher
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