Jack Kyle ’24
Gatorade bottles, plastic bottles, and are all products that were available in the Corral in the past that have been removed since the end of the 2020 school year.
Plastic Gatorade bottles have been replaced with smaller, metal Gatorade cans that have a similar appearance to vintage cans from the 1990s. Blue aluminum water bottles sold in the cafeteria are now a common sight around campus.
However, it does not appear that this decision is changing many daily routines of students
that purchased products from the Corral before.
Matthew Dicaudo ’24 said that he noticed the changes when they occurred, but they did not change his ordering habits.
“I saw that the fridges replaced some items and some food was changed, but I didn’t really mind it. I still ordered the same food that I have in the past.”
Food choices have not been affected immensely in the shift to remove plastic from the Corral, as the drinks in the fridge are more substantially affected. However, plastic cups are still present both in the Corral and on other places around campus.
Frequent Corral customer Chaz Carson ’24 said that he does not have an opinion on the changes, but there are other changes that can be made to greatly improve environmental-friendliness.
“I noticed that there are still plastic cups being used at football practice, which is another way that Brophy could cut down on their waste,” said Carson.
Cutting down on plastic use and being more environmentally conscious has been a growing concern for many both around the world and here in Phoenix. The removal of plastic cups is another step that can be taken to further reduce consumption of these materials.
This change is one of many to affect campus this year. A new hair policy, no masks, no online classes, all changed the way we experienced school last year. This plastic revolution is just one of the many ways that students are experiencing this school year.