No waste sorting at the Harmonie and Academy building’s restaurants

The Spoke

By Anna Portella

The Harmonie and Academy buildings’ restaurants don’t have any kind of organic and inorganic waste sorting-means at the diners’ – eco-friendly or not- disposal.

The washing-up areas of both restaurants, where customers bring their dirty dishes back after eating, only have two general bins to throw the rubbish and food leftovers combined.



Maud Kruizinga, Team Leader of Food & Drinks City Centre of the University Services Department, explains that in the restaurants’ kitchens they separate organic waste, glass and plastics.

She recognizes that the department has never discussed introducing separated organic and inorganic bins for customers.

Nevertheless, she explains that six months ago they asked “the direction to place plastic bins next to the general ones,” although they haven’t received any kind of feedback yet.

There is no space to place another bin,” says an employee of the Harmonie building restaurant, who refuses to identify herself…

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