Rethink your drink - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Rethink your drink

The issue of disposable coffee cups

At USC Sunshine Coast approximately 250,000 disposable compostable coffee cups / lids are sold each year which equates to approximately 4.2 tonnes of waste.

Since 2016 the onsite composter (OSCA) reached capacity for processing all of the dry paper compostable waste products (ie coffee cups) sold on campus which means that there is an excess of waste going to landfill that cannot be composted.

We need everyone to help spread the word to be coffee conscious and bring your own cup when you purchase a hot beverage on campus to reduce unnecessary waste going to landfill.

Borrow ware

To address the excessive consumption of disposable coffee cups on campus and feel like drinking your coffee on the go but forgot your reusable cup? Café C provides a range of preloved mugs and cups that you can choose to borrow and bring back when you like. It’s easy, just ask for a borrow cup instead of a disposable cup when you order a coffee, tea or hot beverage and away you go!

Download the USC disposable coffee cup and catering supplies guide (PDF 380KB)

Borrow cup cycle