Greener event practices and requirements on restricting the use of disposables at University events
PolyU is committed to motivating the University community to implement environmentally friendly practices in events. Since April 2019, the submission of the Green Event Checklist during venue reservation via the Venue Booking System operated by Campus Facilities and Sustainability Office (CFSO) for Covered Wings, Exhibition & Counter, and Other Venues (Chan Sui Kau and Chan Lam Moon Chun Square and Area outside CCST) was made compulsory. The University also announced in May 2019 new requirements on restricting the use of disposable food and beverage containers at University events. These requirements have been effective since Sep 2019, that:
- one-time disposable food and beverage containers and cutleries are NOT ALLOWED for ALL on-campus events and activities organized by Faculties/Departments/Offices which are intended for less or equal to 200 expected participants;
- for events and activities with over 200 expected participants, University event organizers should provide reusable food and beverage containers and cutleries to meet the use of around 50% of the attendees;
Faculties/Departments/Offices should take the lead and remind external partners or venue hirers to follow and implement similar measures in their catering options, and set a good example for others.