Scrape Your Plate Day

Scrape Your Plate DayScrape Your Plate Day is put on biannually by CU Recycling in the CU dining halls. Volunteers stand by compost bins by the tray collectors and ask students who are finished dining to scrape their leftovers into the bins. This allows us to measure the amount of food waste generated by students every meal, as well as creating awareness in students about their own eating habits and whether or not they are "green". in Spring 2015, the average amount of food waste per person was 0.27 lbs. We have much improved since past years, such as 2010 when the average was 0.42 lbs, but we are still looking to get this number as close to zero as possible.