Rutgers trayless trial gets mixed responses from students

According to a recent study, the change eliminated roughly 4,800 ounces, or 300 pounds, of food waste per week.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.—James Neilson Dining Hall on Cook campus was having an average lunch hour yesterday, with students casually eating and chatting about class and life.

But one major staple of the Rutgers dining experience was absent: the brown patterned trays students typically use to carry their food.

Rather than placing trays on the conveyor belt, students stacked plates and cups together for easy transfer to the back. At the napkin board of student feedback, complaints abounded: “Bring back the trays!”

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