Choose to Reuse at University of Melbourne

Sustainability Victoria

The University of Melbourne is leading the reuse revolution through its Choose to Reuse Program. The program ensures that all onsite food retailers have the infrastructure they need to provide a reusable-dish service as an alternative to single-use plastics like cutlery, plates and bowls. The site also has a commercial dishwashing service to support businesses to adopt the reuse system.

Since relaunching the program in July 2019, the University has seen a 30% drop in single-use items. This is a total of over 400,000 less items going to landfill. In its first 6 months of operation, the reusable system washed over 250,000 bowls, plates, cutlery, and mugs.

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