What do you want to change about Middlebury?

Napkin Dispensers on Dining Hall Tables

It's all too common to see stacks of napkins, both used and unused on tables and chairs in the dining halls. People grab more than they need ,just in case, so they do not have to go back into the serving line just to get another napkin from the bin. As a result, when napkins go unused, people discard them when they return their plates or justleave them lying around.

If there were a dispenser on each table, people could take fresh paper napkins only as necessary. This would reduce waste and decrease the amount of clutter left for the dining hall staff to clean up.

133 votes
Vote
Sign in
Check!
(thinking…)
Reset
or sign in with
  • facebook
  • google
    Password icon
    I agree to the terms of service
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    NateNate shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    completed  ·  Middlebury SGAAdminMiddlebury SGA (Admin, Middlebury SGA) responded  · 

    Dear We the Middkids Users,

    Believe it or not, there used to be napkin dispensers at every table! So why did they leave? To reduce waste!

    As you can see, we have a circular history here with napkin dispensers and their presence or lack thereof.

    If you have a better idea for napkin dispensary methods, please contact one or all of the following:

    Avery McNiff, Sustainability Communication and Outreach Coordinator (Staff) (amcniff@middlebury.edu)

    Ali Rotatori, CSC Coordinator (arotatori@middlebury.edu)

    Ben Clark, Eat Real (bmclark@middlebury.edu)

    Let us know how else we can help.

    Jake Nonweiler
    Chief of Staff, SGA

    0 comments

    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      Submitting...

      Feedback and Knowledge Base