Something will be “missing” from the University of Guelph starting in the fall.
Hospitality Services will no longer provide plastic straws or single-use plastic bags at its in-house dining and retail operations.
The change will remove an estimated 155,000 plastic bags and 175,000 plastic straws from landfills every year, said Ed Townsley, executive director of U of G’s Hospitality Services.
“It’s a small but important change with a huge impact,” said Townsley. “Students brought the idea to us, and it was an easy switch to make.”
On-campus franchises like Starbucks and Booster Juice have their own corporate policies and are therefore exempt from the change.