ARA should use washable plates
Last year I found the campus cafeterias' trend from reusable, washable dishware to disposable paper and plastic items distressing. In Lobdell dining hall there were very few stations with reusable plates and bowls, and all the cups were disposable. At least at the Walker dining hall the hot meals were still being served on china and I found that when I asked specifically for "real" plates at the sandwich line they could give them to me.
Now, however, the sandwiches in Walker only come on paper plates and all of the stations in Lobdell use disposable supplies. I am shocked and disgusted that the food service of an apparently intelligent university can be so blatantly offensive to the environment in a time of dying rain forests and overflowing garbage. I am ashamed to pay money to an institution that supports this pollution.
It is my feeling that either MIT should demand environmentally correct service form ARA, or ARA should be replaced with a more responsible service.
David Hogg '92->