The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS® was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.
From Loyola Marymount University report, January 27, 2012: All pre-consumer food waste in the Lair Marketplace is composted with the ORCA green machine that decomposes food waste into sewage water. Our ORCA model 600 can reduce up to 280 Kilograms of garbage every day into a nutrient-rich grey water that can safely be disposed of through the sanitary sewer system. This amazing process can be completed in just 24 hours, and greatly reduces the impact of LMU’s dining practices on the environment. LMU also uses the Somat eCorect food waste dehydrator machine to compost pre-consumer food waste. Some of the dehydrated food waste is composted at the LMU campus garden.