When washing down a hot meal, having a clean cup to drink out of is usually a given. Stimson is a gross exception. On various occasions, the rim of a cup has been sticky with juice from its last user. The sides of them are, from time to time, smudged with a stain as mysterious as some of the food served. The interiors are prone to a rather questionable scent. These unsanitary conditions worry me- for they may indicate a level of carelessness in dishwashing. If not this, perhaps the washing facilities are not very effective.The next day I forwarded this quote to Norman Zwagil, General Manager of Bon Appetit at Goucher College. On April 4, 2009 I received the following response:
We are not going to be using Recycline cups any longer. We will replace them with tumblers that are hard plastic or acrylic just as soon as they come in and in the mean time we will use disposable cups.This is wonderful news but what exactly are Recycline cups? Well, to tell you the truth I've been a little confused myself. From my research I am able to deduced that the Recycline company is now Preserve Products. They offer the same green tumbler (an all-purpose flat-bottomed drinking glass) as mentioned above as well as kitchen, personal care, and other tableware products. Click here for a direct link to the green tumblers or check out an article from the New York Times Magazine on March 4, 2009 titled "Recycling Preserve Products."
It is my understanding that these cups are not best suited for industrial use. The do not seem to wash well in large batches because they can easily get stuck together. I can not comment on their in personal use because I have not used these cups outside of the dining halls.