UH Dining presents on food waste management at EPA workshop
Environmental Protection Agency hosted a workshop in Austin on
Feb. 25 titled “Sustainable Materials Management: Bringing
Everyone and Everything Together.” UH Dining Services gave a
presentation at the workshop on the topic of food recovery.
Amber Arguijo, marketing manager for UH Dining Services, gave
the presentation along with Rita Alison, the national senior
manager for sustainability at ARAMARK. The presentation focused
on how to effectively manage food waste, both in kitchens and
with guests, and highlighted the University of Houston’s success
in several key areas.
“The biggest UH accomplishments we highlighted were the
tray-less dining initiative, which reduced dining room food
waste by 55 percent, and our food management process that has
helped reduce food waste in the kitchens by 45 percent,” Arguijo
Arguijo and Alison spoke before a group of approximately 50
government, university and corporate employees who have direct
impact on reducing waste at their locations.