OZZI Containers.

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Starting in the spring semester, the University of Wisconsin-Superior (UWS) will be working with the Sustainability Club to launch a program that makes to-go eating more sustainable. This program is in collaboration with OZZI, a reusable container company. It produces 100 percent recyclable containers that people can reuse up to 300 times before it is said to show signs of wear and tear.

“An extra bonus is that the program is free meaning that students won’t have to pay for a container. This allows the program to be more convenient for all students and doesn’t restrict the program to only those who buy a container,” said Megan Holz, president of the Sustainability Club. After students are done with the container, they can return it to a designated bin and pick up a new container completely free of charge.

“This allows our dining services and campus to be more sustainable by eliminating the need for extra single-use plastic containers that are given out at places like The Grill and instead offers a more sustainable option that people can use more than once,” said Holz.

The University of Minnesota-Duluth also uses this program and has shown to be effective, which is promising that it will be equally successful at UWS. “There are a lot of ways our campus can be more sustainable, but I think starting with this program is a great step in the right direction,” said Holz.

The program will start shortly after the spring semester begins. More information will be in the coming weeks leading up to the launch for both students and faculty. For any other questions, you can contact the Sustainability Club at  sustainability@uwsuper.edu.