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Why Vanderbilt Made the Switch to Topanga’s ReusePass Reusables Program

With Jeff Weissinger, Vanderbilt Assistant Director of Campus Dining, and Max Olshansky, Topanga Co-Founder and CRO

After experiencing minimal student engagement and low return rates with reusables, Vanderbilt was ready to make the switch to a reusables program that could actually increase reuse adoption, make a larger environmental impact, and save them more money. In this live webinar, Vanderbilt Assistant Director of Campus Dining Jeff Weissinger will join Topanga Co-Founder and CRO Max Olshansky to discuss Vanderbilt’s history of reuse and all the reasons why they decided to switch to Topanga’s ReusePass reusables program, including the following:

  • The ease of switching to a packaging-agnostic reusables program.

  • How they are now saving thousands of dollars per month on single-use packaging costs.

  • The value of individually tracking a person and not a token.

  • Why they expanded from 3 to 7 residential dining halls and into retail as well.

  • How implementing RFID scanning helped them reduce labor costs.

  • And more!

Now more than half of Vanderbilt’s undergrad population is choosing to reuse via ReusePass with multiple students having rented more than 100 containers this academic school year.


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