Malott Commons

The average American produces 3.5 pounds of garbage every day. This equates to 1,300 pounds of garbage per year for every man, woman and child in the U.S. By the year 2000, the annual trash burden will have grown to over 192.7 million tons. We’re running out of places to put that garbage. Scripps College Dining is committed to working together with our customers, clients and manufacturers to reduce that waste and to build a better environment for ourselves and future generations.

What You Can Do

You can help us help the environment in a number of ways:

  1. Take only the number of napkins you need per meal.
  2. Take only one cup for take-out beverages.
  3. Recycle aluminum cans throughout campus at the designated recycling stations as well as at home.
  4. Dine in rather than carrying out.
  5. Get involved with the Scripps College recycling program.


Sodexo has been an active member of industry coalitions which encourage legislators, manufacturers and consumers to jointly develop rational, not reactionary, strategies to today’s environmental needs. We select our manufacturing partners watchfully. Fort Howard, our largest contracted supplier of paper, napkins, tissue and towels, uses Recycled fiber exclusively in the manufacturing process. Mobil Chemical, our primary contracted source for plastic can liners, uses from 30% to 90% Recycled materials in their plastic liners. Sweetheart Cup, Solo Cup, Amoco, Dart and Mobil all use pre-Recycled material in the manufacture of foam plates, bowls and food containers. Sodexo will continue to form alliances with business organizations that are ecologically sound and responsible. We will continue to work with consumer organizations, governmental agencies and industry groups to implement new strategies and tactics as they evolve. We will actively participate in the long-range planning process at the local and national levels to ensure that our environment and economy are protected for future generations to come.