Don’t Toss Your Cookies and Other Edible Food Away

Don’t Toss Your Cookies and Other Edible Food Away

Thinking about chucking your apple into the fence in front of Debot? If so–hold that thought and apple.

Eco-unfriendly  

An estimated 40% of food in America is wasted according to natural resources defense councilor, Dana Gunders. Stevens Point prides itself on being eco-friendly and has been working hard towards waste reduction.  Still tempted to chuck your apple at the fence? Give it to me, I love apples, or don’t take an apple in the first place.

Sticky Crappy Situation

Yep, my shoes have fallen victim countless times to ice-cream on the sidewalk. Ice-cream then gets tracked into the buildings on campus, making it harder on the custodians. They already have to clean restrooms used by 9,400 students and 433 staff members on a daily basis. They’ve got a lot of crap on their hands as it is. Don’t dirty up the campus by leaving rotting apples and ice-cream on the sidewalk for them to clean.

Disrespectful Banana

The hall custodian at Watson is friendly and hardworking. The halls and restrooms are always looking spotless and considering what she has to put up with sometimes, that is an enormous feat. The other day, I saw a smashed up banana in the hall on the second floor of Watson. She shouldn’t have to put up with this.

Students’ opinions

Frericks: “What is your opinion on people throwing food around campus and which food do you hate to see wasted the most?”

Ashly Smrecek, sophomore: “It’s really juvenile and disrespectful. Ice-cream–I hate seeing those ice-creams cones on the sidewalk.”

Frericks: “What is your opinion on people throwing food around campus?”

Dominyo Rodriguez, freshman and employee at Debot: “I think it’s dumb. We spend a lot of money paying for the meal plan. I think they should have to pay a fine.”

Frericks: “What is your opinion on people throwing food around campus and do you think the meal plan pricing will go up if people continue to do this?”

Katelyn Asfeld, junior: “It’s disgusting and makes the school look terrible. For a while I thought the animals would eat it, but they don’t. It just sits there and rots. I never thought about the pricing going up, but Debot may stop allowing people to take fruit out of the cafeteria and back to their dorms.”

 

Beth Frericks

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About Samantha Bradley

Samantha Bradley
Editor-in-Chief: English Major and Spanish & Professional Writing Minor. Enjoys anything involving coffee and good company!

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