REDUCE Reuse Recycle

  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Most people believe that recycling completes their share of going green and promoting sustainability, but a lot of people forget that the first goal is to *reduce*. Before recycling or even reusing disposable items, first reduce the number of disposable items used. Take cafes for example, customers could easily use reusable mugs for their coffee instead of disposable cups.

Our Plan

I want to encourage more people to bring reusable mugs to the coffee shops on my campus. To do this, I will try and get the coffee shops on campus to implement a type of reward system for customers who do bring in reusable mugs. I wrote up a proposal to send to the coffee shop manager.

Themes Addressed

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    Climate Change
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    Zero Waste

The Benefit

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