Thursday, January 23, 2014

Save the World One Cup at a Time

KU Dining Services has been leading the charge in sustainability for years. They compost, they recycle, and they turn off the lights when they leave a room. Now, they are sharing their passion for sustainability in a very cool way.

KU Dining Services introduced a new reusable cup when classes started this week. Because it’s made with a “one-molding” process, our beloved Jayhawk adorning it will stand proud through the life of the cup. (It won’t fade!) The cup is vacuum insulated to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold, and the patented spill-proof lid makes it very bus friendly. It is also BPA free, microwave and dishwasher safe and made in the good old USA – and when it does finally give out, it is recyclable.

KU Dining worked with Capitol Cups, Inc. to create an affordable reusable cup that you would be proud to carry across campus. You can pick up one of these stylish and spirited cups at any KU Dining retail location for only $5.00 (while supplies last). You can fill it with your favorite fountain beverage or your favorite flavor of Roasterie coffee free at the time of purchase and then refill it as many times as you like for only $1.00 per refill.

Let’s do the math. If you purchase beverages daily on campus, you can pay for your cup within the first few days of ownership. If you bring in the coupon from the College Coupon book at the time of your purchase (coupon books are available at the KU Bookstores and at all KU Dining locations), you can save $2.50 on the cost of your cup.

And just think–if you do buy a beverage each day of this semester alone, by using a reusable cup, you can keep nearly 75 cups, lids and straws out of the landfills and preserve the resources that would have been used producing them. If you visualize what that pile of waste would look like, it’s pretty significant.

Do your part for the environment and look good doing it. C’mon, KU. Let’s save the world – one KU Dining Services reusable cup at a time.

See you at the U!

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