In the second half of 2017, the university did a pilot with biodegradable disposables in one of the university restaurants. The cups of sugarcane, the cutlery of corn and the plates of palm leaves replaced the china service and cutlery. Research by students from the Faculty of Geosciences shows that the so-called biodegradable disposables are not more sustainable than the porcelain dishes in this situation. That's why the university stopped the pilot and is not replacing the porcelain dishes with biodegradable disposables.
A shredder in the restaurant shredder shredded, grinded and compressed the disposables and KGW together. The waste processor then turned this into compost. Moreover, the compost was used for growing fruits and vegetables.