Did you know… Only 9% of all plastic ever produced has been recycled… It’s estimated that if we continue our current behaviours, by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean….
UCC has been working to reduce single-use plastic on campus for the last two years. In September 2017, UCC staff and students were banned from taking disposable coffee cups into the library as part of the Green Library campaign. To support the transition, discounts were made available at outlets across campus when students/staff bring your reusable mug. This also coincided with the rolling out of the “binless” office system in the library. The system has seen all small bins removed from every floor, in both the student and staff areas, and two large recycling centres put in place in the ground floor. In doing this, it is thought that up to 10,000 plastic bags will be diverted from landfill each year.