Aramark Study Supports Trayless Dining

Research says the practice significantly reduces waste and students support it.

Two research studies from Aramark Higher Education conclude that removing trays from college dining halls reduces food waste significantly, and that customers are ready to accept it. The company says that 50 to 60 percent of its 500 college clients will go trayless in the upcoming school year.

One study measured food waste from more than 186,000 meals served at over 25 higher education institutions during the academic year. It found that food waste quantity was reduced by 1.2 to 1.8 o

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