BYO reusable cup to Library events to protect the environment one coffee at a time
To help reduce waste and protect the environment, we would like to encourage our patrons to bring their own reusable cup to Library events when refreshments are provided. We will let you know on our event booking pages (Library event webpage and Eventbrite) if an event qualifies to BYO cup.
Need more reasons to choose reusable over disposable cups? Your beverages will taste much better out of your own cup instead of a disposable paper cup!
Not quite convinced yet? A few facts worth reading:
- Disposable cups are estimated to be the second-largest contributor to litter waste after plastic bottles.
- Australians use about 1 billion disposable cups each year. That’s approximately 2,700,000 cups thrown out every day!
- Up to 90 per cent of all disposable cups end up in landfill, equating to around 60,000 kilograms of plastic waste per year.
- Disposable coffee cups, which look like they are made of paper, have been found to contain plastics that do not break down and are damaging to the environment.
(Source: ABC Online https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-03/takeaway-coffee-cups-piling-up-in-landfill/7136926)
BYO refillable water bottle to Lionel Bowen Library and never be thirsty again
Did you know that we also have a water dispenser at Lionel Bowen Library? BYO water bottle and refill it at the dispenser on level 1.
Help reduce the ecological footprint
Australia has the fifth highest ecological footprint in the world, which is a footprint three times the global average.
Current estimates show that if the world's population used resources at the same rate as the Australian average, we would need the equivalent of 3 to 4 planets of resources each year.
The ecological footprint takes into consideration:
- how you live at home
- how you travel
- where your food comes from
- the goods and the services you buy
- and finally the waste you generate
Like to find out more about Randwick City Council's environmental initiatives and opportunities?
Visit Randwick City Council's website for tips on reducing your carbon footprint, saving energy and water, reducing waste and growing food. https://www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/environment-and-sustainability
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