Green Practices

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Every student registered in the Mandatory Meal Plan is provided with an Eco-Kit composed of a reusable SHHS mug and a reusable container called the Eco 2 Go Container.


Collects liquids and compostable/recyclable waste in all five residential dining halls.
Sorting instructions with pictures of packaging found in each specific dining hall.

According to Compost Montreal, from May 2016 to April 2017, compost collected from McGill residential dining halls:

  • Diverted 238 tonnes of organic waste from landfill
  • Created 101,230 liters of agricultural-grade soil
  • Reduced 207 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions reduced

Ozzi System & Reusable Containers

McGill was the first university in Canada to implement the Ozzi system in its residential dining halls.

Whenever you wish to eat a meal to go in any of our 5 Residential Dining Halls, simply ask the food servers to place your food in a reusable container. You then return your empty container and exchange it for a token at the Ozzi machines for your next use.
Every time you use your Ozzi container, you won't be charged the 0.75$ it costs to use a disposable container.

Lug a Mug

Coffee and tea is discounted by 25 cents when clients use their own mug.

Compostable packaging

SHHS is committed to purchasing compostable packaging for to go items. Salad bowls, smoothie cups, napkins and coffee cups are all made with compostable materials. Napkins offered in several locations on campus (Bishop Mountain Hall, Douglas Hall, Royal Victoria College, Med Cafe & Soupe Cafe) are also made from 100% recycled material.


Since 2011, SHHS does not sell plastic water bottles in residential dining halls. There are plans to phase out the sale of single use water bottles by May 2018 at all of our eating and vending locations in conjunction with MOOS initiative to ban the sale of water bottles campus-wide.

Food Donations

During holidays, leftover perishable goods (dairy products and vegetables) are donated to the Old Brewery Mission.
Ingredients are also donated throughout the school year at the Yellow Door in Montreal.

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