Enough With The Cups

This campaign was initiated in 2014 and aims to reduce the amount of coffee cups that are thrown away daily on campus. UCT students and staff consume a lot of hot beverages daily, but unfortunately they are sold in cups that are not recyclable (they have a thin wax/plastic lining so that people don’t get burnt, but this makes the cups non-recyclable). We therefore raised awareness about this and encouraged students to bring their own flasks to campus. This also allowed them to get a R1 discount on their drink from most vendors on campus. GCI will continue raising awareness about this and also suggest to vendors to switch from non-recyclable cups to compostable ones, so they are less harmful to the planet.

If you would like to get involved in promoting this campaign please contact our Events coordinator.


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