M Food Co. To-Go Program

Student using OZZI Container at Salad Bar

OZZI Reusable To-Go Containers

OZZI reusable to-go containers are beneficial to the user and the environment. Today, approximately 25 million containers have been averted from landfills and oceans worldwide. This year, M Food Co. is implementing more tracking of the OZZI containers to highlight the specific number of single-use takeout containers that were averted from the environment.

To read more about OZZI and their containers, visit Planet OZZI.

How Do I Get a Container?

  1. Purchase container from cashier at one of our dining halls.
    1. Students assigned to University housing with a required meal plan for the academic year are provided a token for a free container at the beginning of the year. (*Summer group and conference guests do not receive a complimentary to-go container, but may purchase one for a non-refundable $5 fee through their program coordinator.)
    2. Students who sign up for an apartment or commuter meal plan may purchase a container for a one-time non-refundable $5 fee during the academic year
  2. Fill your container with goodness! 
    • Using an OZZI container counts as one meal swipe and can only be used once per day.
    • The container should not be used to take bulk items from the dining hall. It is intended to be for a to-go meal.
    • Multiple containers can not be used. One swipe = one container/to-go meal.
  3. Return OZZI O2GO container to designated machine! Be mindful there are two types of machines.
    • One will dispense a coin once a rinsed OZZI O2GO container is deposited. This coin can be given to the cashier in exchange for a container when you are ready for a new one.
    • The other machine is for return only and you will receive a clean OZZI O2GO container from the cashier once they see you return your used one.

Major Features of OZZI O2GO Containers

  • The O2GO container line is formed with 100% sourced BPA-free plastic
  • Containers are 100% recyclable, meaning that once an O2GO container has become worn down from repeated use, the #5 plastic can be melted down and remade into other recycled material products
  • With each O2GO container having the ability to be used up to 300 times, recyclable becomes greatly more sustainable than a compostable option
  • Made in the United States
  • ECOLAB Ware tested for 1000 washes
  • High5 program available for recycling worn products
To-Go process cycle diagram. Depicts customer receiving token, then customer trades token for a container, then customer enjoys meal, then customer returns used container to dining hall. The process then repeats.