- with organic certificate,
- with MSC certificate,
- fair trade,
- with regional origin as well as
- from species-appropriate animal farming are used.
Environmental score legendThe score maps climate impact in four areas. First, an average score is calculated and displayed for each dish in the menus. This is calculated from the scores in the four areas of climate, water, animal welfare and rainforest, whose scores can be viewed in the detailed overview.
The detailed areas are rated with 0-3 stars. This information can be viewed on our menus per dish.
Depending on the level of CO₂ emissions in grams,
All other packaging, straws and our disposable tableware, including cutlery, are made exclusively from so-called renewable raw materials. Specifically, we use polylactic acid (PLA), which is obtained from lactic acid and is biodegradable. Of course, we try to use packaging made of recycled paper wherever possible.You want to do without disposable packaging for your lunch? That's possible too!You can choose:
- 1. Mensa TO GO: All meals can be taken away in sustainable disposable packaging. An environmental fee of 1 euro is charged for this, which is added to the regular meal price. As we attach great importance to food hygiene and safety, we use high-priced materials that are safe and hygienic for single use in the heating process. The environmental contribution of 1 Euro for the to-go packaging only covers these costs proportionally, the rest is paid by the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe.
- 2. Mensa TO PACK: Alternatively, you can pack the food "to pack" in containers you have brought yourself. All you have to do is inform the food counter. You will then receive the meal on reusable dishes and can transfer it at the packaging station. Partial to-go serving is not possible in this case.
More information on the broiler chicken initiative at: www.masthuhn-initiative.de/
- Construction period: 2012 to 2013
- Commissioning: 2013
- Base: combination of liquid ice, propane and CO2
- Liquid ice: 25% ice, 75% liquid (water with approx. 8% ethanol)
- Production: 6 ice generators with 14 kW cooling capacity each
- Distribution: 3km pipe network to 90 delivery points
- Propane gas: natural refrigerant R290 for normal refrigeration
- CO2: transforms the liquid ice temperature from -3.5°C to -25°C
- Tank volume: total 40m³
- Investment: approx. 1 million euros
- Scientific support: Prof. Dr. Michael Kauffeld, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
- Planning: Günther Schmidt Engineering Office, Hochheim
- Implementation: Hafner-Muschler, Balingen / IBV, Tiefenbach
- Funding: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts / Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg
- Construction time: 6 weeks
- Commissioning: 2011
- Redundant wet waste disposal plant: System with one central tank and two independently operating disposal plants.
- Planning: vtechnik, Gaggenau
- Implementation: Meiko, Offenburg
- Funding: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts / Property and Construction Baden-Württemberg