Dining halls across the country have figured out that students waste less food if they carry their food piecemeal rather than putting it on a tray. Eastern Mennonite University, Bethel College and Goshen College all went trayless in the last two years.

In addition, EcoPax, Goshen College’s environmental group, is implementing a pilot project to compost waste from the dining hall, beginning in January 2010. read more