Plastic free coffee break – UniCa sostenibile


WHAT will be done


The University of Cagliari is committed to promoting the reduction, up to the total abatement, of single-use plastic. The initiative follows an agreement between the Italian Universities which, in adherence to the “#StopSingleUsePlastic” campaign, signed a memorandum of understanding with Marevivo and Conisma (national inter-university consortium for marine sciences), for the awareness raising and education for the protection of the territory, aimed at reducing single-use plastic in circulation.
Among the various interventions that the University of Cagliari is carrying out on this issue, the contract for the award of the vending machine service, which has now been installed in all the University facilities for the supply of hot and cold drinks using compostable and plastic free materials, where possible, with a consequent reduction of single-use plastic waste. In particular, all hot drinks (coffee, tea, chocolate, water) are delivered to the consumer in convenient containers made of compostable material and are supplied with wooden stirrers of certified origin. As for cold drinks, plastic bottles for water have been eliminated, which at the moment is dispensed in tetrapak containers, while the other drinks are dispensed in aluminum or glass containers. Single-use plastics in these foods have been eliminated at source. Furthermore, the installation of several external fountains encourages students and staff to use mains drinking water, further contributing to the reduction of the use of plastic bottles.
Furthermore, the use of plastic bottles and cups was prohibited during academic meetings and during events, conferences, meetings, etc. and all departmental structures of the University have been invited to adopt this good practice in the course of their events. The first-year students of the various Degree Programs received comfortable steel water bottles as a gift. A similar initiative was adopted with regard to the Technical-Administrative staff.


WHERE it will take place




via Università

Action Developer

WHO will run the show


University of Cagliari
# Administration/Public Authority

How can you get in contact: , dzedda@amm.unica,it,
tel. 00 39 70 6752219


will it happen?

Dates of the proposed action:

21/11/20, 22/11/20, 23/11/20, 24/11/20, 25/11/20, 26/11/20, 27/11/20, 28/11/20, 29/11/20


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