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Canteen and takeaway system

Studierendenwerk Oldenburg

The University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer is proud to have the Studierendenwerk Oldenburg as a partner which is very committed to sustainability in its canteen and cafeteria operations. In the 1980s, the Studierendenwerk Oldenburg was one of the first student unions to start using ecological and sustainable methods in its catering facilities as principles of business management, and has already received several rewards as a pioneer in sustainable catering for its culinary offerings. The canteen and cafeteria of the Studierendenwerk Oldenburg are therefore GMO-free, fruit and vegetables come from organic production and, as far as possible, from the region. Meat comes from ethical livestock rearing, and fish comes from sustainable fisheries.

The canteen therefore offers a vast amount of organic food. And, of course, the Studierendenwerk is also our most important partner in our commitment as a Fairtrade university with a wide range of fair products and, of course, fair coffee.

Reusable to-go coffee cups and takeaway tableware

Since their introduction in 2018, reusable to-go cups from the brand Recup have been available in the cafeteria at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer. In 2021, the Studierendenwerk Oldenburg then added deposit bowls for canteen meals. Thanks to this changeover, the amount of waste generated by to-go tableware can be significantly reduced!

On average, every German citizen uses 80 disposable coffee cups each year. The popular disposable cups cannot be recycled, and far too often end up as marine litter, as any beach walker can tell you, contributing to microplastic pollution of the world's oceans and the Wadden Sea National Park in Lower Saxony.

Take part and help us get rid of disposables!