NC State Aims for “One Less Cup”

University Dining has teamed up with the Union Activities Board, University Sustainability Office, Waste Reduction and Recycling (WRR), and the Energy Management Office to purchase reusable “Bring Your Own Cup” tumblers as part of the “One Less Cup” campaign for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Campus dining patrons will be able to use these tumblers—or their own reusable drink containers— to receive a discount on their drink purchase at dining locations such as restaurants, cafes , and C-Stores.

Last year, WRR reported that 3,877 tons of waste was sent to the landfill from NC State. “The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness,” said Analis Fulghum, education and outreach coordinator for WRR. “If we can get campus community to understand how often single-use cups are thrown away, we can help reduce the number.”

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