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

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Why bring your own (BYO) cup?

Every time you bring and use your own reusable cup you are helping to reduce waste to landfill and detrimental impacts on the environment. It takes approximately 4-5 cups of coffee to pay back the cost of a reusable cup and if you choose to buy from outlets that offer a discount or deal as an incentive you can save more money each year! 

Clean your cup before use

When you bring your own cup please be sure to clean it first. There are a number of kitchenettes on campus where you can wash up your cup such as the Brasserie and Level 1, Building E.

BYO cup friendly coffee outlets

Due to Covid-19 Health and Safety precautions, USC's outlets had to stop accepting BYO cups. However, Café C and the Brasserie are currently using a contactless pour. BYO and keep cups brought in must be well cleaned and without a lid. The staff will provide a contactless pour to either the dining in or take away collection points. You place your own lid back on when collecting.

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. If taking the borroware back to your office, please return your cup on your next trip down. All crockery can be left on the trolley alongside Café C for a commercial quality wash. 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)

Why bring your own (BYO) cup?

Every time you bring and use your own reusable cup you are helping to reduce waste to landfill and detrimental impacts on the environment. It takes approximately 4-5 cups of coffee to pay back the cost of a reusable cup and if you choose to buy from outlets that offer a discount or deal as an incentive you can save more money each year! 

Clean your cup before use

When you bring your own cup please be sure to clean it first. There are a number of kitchenettes on campus where you can wash up your cup such as the Brasserie and Level 1, Building E.

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 cup cycle