After the success of last year, our collection of disposable coffee cups (in the blue bins) for composting is continuing this year! The UC Sustainability Office will assess its progress at the end of the year. Last year we diverted over 15,000 cups from landfill with this service, a massive effort.
And we reckon we could divert 250,000+ from landfill if we get this right. In 2017 we hope to expand this service to other forms of compostable packaging. This would enable us to get rid of certain kinds of disposable plastics from campus!
However, this will only be possible if the outcome of the trial is successful. And for this we need your help: success means contaminant free.
So please use the Blue Bins but NOT throw anything else in these bins (including food waste, plastic lids, bottles, cans, or ANYTHING other than empty coffee cups!).
For more information on the blue bin trial click here.