Careful and intentional product selection is an important part of any sustainability initiative to ensure we are using environmentally sensitive products wherever possible. RIT Dining Services is always looking for opportunities to use environmentally preferable products.
Chlorine Free and Biodegradable Products
The RITz SportsZone, Sol’s Underground, Ctrl Alt Deli, and Artesano Bakery and Café use EcoCraft™ products made from recycled natural kraft paper using an FDA-approved chlorine-free manufacturing process and a soy-blended eco-wax, reducing dependence on the use of petroleum based products.
New biodegradable cleaning products and chemical-free floor cleaning equipment contribute to a healthy and safe environment for both guests and staff. The machines use only ionized water and no chemicals. The ionized (charged) water helps to loosen dirt and grease from the floors without using any chemicals.
RIT Dining Services also uses the Apex ware washing system from Ecolab. The cleaning product contains no phosphates and the packaging is very minimal. Each dish machine has a computerized monitoring system which tracks usage and efficiency. This allows each machine to be adjusted to improve product, water and energy usage.