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Helping to keep MAC green

As part of our efforts to reduce the environmental impacts, McMaster University Hospitality Services has introduced an Eco-Takeout Container Program. It is available at East Meets West Bistro, Bridges and CENTRO@Commons. Anyone who lives, works or eats on campus can participate in the Program.

Join the Program, buy a one-time non-refundable Membership for only $5 from a cashier at any of the participating locations. There will be no expiry date or annual renewal of the Membership, however, if a Membership card or a container is lost, a new one is required. This is a non-profit program and the membership fee covers the actual cost of the container.

  • Request your meal to be served in a re-usable Eco-Takeout Container.
  • When you get to the cash register, pay $5 for a one-time, non-refundable Program Membership
  • Next time you come back, bring your empty container and request your meal to be served in a new, clean Eco-Takout Container. Your meal will be served in a new, clean Eco-Takeout Container.
  • When you get to the cash register, return the used Eco-Takeout Container to the cashier and you will not be charged for the new Eco-Takeout Container.
  • You can return your used Eco-Takout Container at any time, even if you are not purchasing another meal. Simply return it to a cashier and you will receive an Eco-Container card to present next time you purchase a meal in an Eco-Takeout Container.

Eco-Takeout Containers are reusable, recyclable, made of durable polypropylene (BPA free), break-resistant, commercial dishwasher safe, microwave safe and have antimicrobial protection to inhibit growth of stains and odours causing bacteria.

If you need more information about the Program, our cashiers and managers on site would be pleased to help you. You can also contact us at 905-525-9140 ext. 24422 or hospitality@mcmaster.ca.