Sodexo nixes plastic bags

by Rory Sheil / Beacon Correspondent • December 4, 2014

Sodexo has stopped providing plastic bags at the C-Store or the Max Cafe as of Dec. 1, according to an email from Earth Emerson, the on-campus sustainability advocacy group.

Senior Calvin Pratt said he thinks going green is a good idea, but food quality and meal diversity should be addressed first.

“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Pratt, a visual and media arts major. “But as far as the food industry goes, Sodexo could be working on their food and its quality before they focus on going green.”

Austin Ferreira, a sophomore visual and media arts major, said he was unaware that Sodexo had previously offered plastic bags.

“It doesn’t really bother me,” Ferreira said, “because most objects in the C-Store are pretty small anyway.”