“We felt it was the right time to make this change,” says Tom Barlow, director for the Office of Auxiliary Services. “The University is trying to do everything we can to be more sustainable, and this switch in service ware is one example of this.”
The changes affect dining services in the Hoff cafeteria and at Ryan’s Pub in the Gallagher Student Center. Ryan’s is also issuing a new menu this summer and is converting Toni’s Little Italy into Ryan’s Xpress where many of Ryan’s menu items can be ordered to go.
The initiative is the first step in Xavier’s efforts to be more environmentally friendly as the University launches Project Greenthumb, a program focused on recycling on campus that will be fully implemented this fall.