Past Events

(12 Mar 2018) PolyU holds No Straw Day on 16 Mar 2018 to celebrate the “UNIfy: Skip the Straw” (八大走飲管) campaign

PolyU will hold a No Straw Day on 16 Mar 2018 (Fri) where campus catering outlets will only offer straws when requested. This meaningful event aims to arouse awareness across the campus on reducing disposable plastic waste. It earns support from the following participating catering outlets:

-          Food Court (Student Canteen I) - G/F, Shaw Amenities Building

-          Tea House (Staff Canteen) - G/F, Shaw Amenities Building

-          Communal Dining Hall (Student Canteen II)- 3/F, Communal Building

-          Gourmet Restaurant (Student Restaurant)- 4/F, Communal Building

-          Chinese Garden (Staff Restaurant)- 4/F, Communal Building

-          Theatre Lounge - G/F, Chung Sze Yuen Building

-          Lawn Café- G/F & 1/F, Block N

-          LibCafe@PolyU- Podium Level, Pao Yue-kong Library

-          American Diner- Podium Level, Block FGHJ Courtyard

-          Staff Club Restaurant- 5/F, Communal Building

-          WY Kiosk- Podium Level, Block W

-          VA Kiosk- Podium Level, Block VA

-          X Café- P/F, Block X

-          Z Canteen- 2/F, Block Z

-          Z Café- 2/F, Block Z

 

This No Straw Day on PolyU is part of a joint campaign named “UNIfy: Skip the Straw” (八大走飲管), which is the ever-first environmental campaign being staged together by all eight publicly funded universities. The aim of the campaign is to reduce disposable plastic waste and raise awareness in the higher education sector and beyond in Hong Kong, and it builds on the idea that eight universities together will generate a greater impact on campus plastic waste reduction.

 

 Eight local universities jointly launch Skip The Straw campaign

 

Please check out for more information about this “UNIfy: Skip the Straw” from http://www.hkscc.edu.hk/activities/skip-the-straw.

 

Press release on this campaign can be downloaded from here.

 

 

Media coverage on this “UNIfy: Skip the Straw” campaign:

HK01 八大聯校運動倡「走塑」 合辦「無飲管週」增校內環保意識
Oriental Daily   八大學舉行「走飲管」運動
Ming Pao Daily News   八大學聯手推動走飲管
SkyPost    8大學合推無飲管周     校園食肆不主動提供
Metro Daily   八大學推「無飲管」活動料可減逾九成耗用量
Wen Wei Po     八大攜手減塑今起齊走膠管