University of Massachusetts students generate five to six ounces of food waste per dining commons visit, according to a report from the Massachusetts Daily Collegian. Last spring, that amounted to more than 300 tons at the school’s four dining commons. To reduce that, UMass plans to eliminate trays from the all-you-care-to-eat venues next fall, joining dozens of other universities that have made the same decision. Other waste reduction tactics, such as posting signs illustrating the amount ...

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