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reusable cups

Test with reusable cups in the P.C. Hooft building

Published on 14-04-2023 15:22
Every year in the Netherlands, we throw away some 3 billion coffee cups. However, this is about to change with the entry into force of the Single Use Plastics legislation on 1 January 2024. From then on, the issue of disposables containing plastic – such as coffee cups – will be prohibited. In anticipation of this new legislation, the UvA is testing various methods to replace the disposable cups.
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New, sustainable cups

We have been testing reusable cups in the P.C. Hooft building since 3 April. All disposable cups issued by vending machines and in the restaurant have been replaced with new, sustainable cups. These must be returned, so that the UvA can clean and reuse them. Over the coming period, we will test whether this method would be suitable for all UvA sites.

Last year, the UvA tested an app-based method in the Roeterseiland Campus restaurant and Café de Krater. Click here to read more about the outcomes of this pilot project.

By testing a variety of methods, we will eventually land on a sustainable and user-friendly alternative to disposable cups.

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