Cafeteria trays—piled high with plates and beverages or used as makeshift winter sleds—may soon be a thing of the past on college campuses. “Trayless” dining halls are the latest trend in the “greening” of higher education. This fall nearly half of the ELCA ’s 28 colleges and universities have gone completely or partially trayless. Some are considering such a move or taking other green steps such as composting or using recyclable wares.
|Calvin Wessels (left) and Danny Nicholas do a balancing act with plates at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, one of many ELCA colleges and universities to go trayless.|
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