Disposable cups may be convenient but they are not environment-friendly. Do your bit to help the planet; ditch the disposable and say yes to Resuable cups.

BACS introduces #KeepYourCup

Did you know that Australia uses around 1 billion disposable coffee cups per year? To put it in the context of UNSW Sydney, our Uni is estimated to use around 13 million coffee cups and lids per year which equals to over 30 tons of waste. That’s a massive number to deal with, and it doesn’t help that the remnants of these cups can last up to 50 years in a landfill.

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Support the Plastic Free Movement on Campus

To reduce this negative impact on the environment and to do your bit to save the planet, BACS along with UNSW Sustainability is encouraging you to use Reusable Cups when you buy your daily cuppa. BACS has worked with retailers on campus to encourage them to provide discounts to their customers who bring in Reusable Cups.

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Save money with #KeepYourCup

A large number of coffee-serving retailers on campus now offer a discount between 20 cents - $1. So, the next time you are out and about getting your caffeine fix, ditch the disposable cup and #KeepYourCup.

On average it only takes using a reusable cup 15 times to start saving money and the reusable cup will last for 3 years, during which time the disposable option would be adding 2.7kg of plastic to landfill.

#KeepYourCup discounts on-campus

Following cafes are offering discounts when you bring your own reusable cup:

  • Biblios
  • Boost Juice
  • Library Lawn Coffee Cart
  • Coco Cubano
  • Gradueat
  • JG's Café
  • Laz's at NIDA
  • Penny Lane
  • Poolside Café (Laz's)
  • Quadfood Court / Q Lounge
  • Stellini
  • Stockmarket
  • The Point Café AGSM
  • The Whitehouse
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How you can help reduce plastic waste

Don't take away — drink your coffee at the café in real cups

Refuse a lid — if you don't need the lid don't take one

Choose a cup made from rapidly renewable resources like managed plantation paper board and separate the lid from the cup when disposing of the rubbish