Skip the Straw
To make an impact on this issue, the campaign is harnessing the individual work of each university to make a large impact. Every university was previously working on disposable waste independently, but this unprecedented effort is the first time all eight publicly funded universities are working together on a joint environmental campaign.
No Straw Week
To celebrate the launch of the campaign all eight universities are holding a No Straw Week or a No Straw Day during the week of March 12-16. Throughout this week, catering outlets will only give out straws when requested.
Every university has made a commitment to a long-term effort to reduce disposable plastic straws on their campus. This commitment will continue on beyond the week of March 12-16 and is the lasting impact of this joint campaign.
HKSCC members are working together to tackle disposable plastic waste through the "UNIfy: Skip the Straw" (八大走飲管) campaign that launched on 12 March 2018.
This campaign aims to reduce disposable plastic waste and raise awareness across the higher education sector and beyond in Hong Kong. Disposable plastics are often used momentarily and may take up to 1,000 years to degrade. They can also leach chemicals into our environment and end up as harmful litter in our oceans.
(12 March 2018)
UNIfy: Skip the Straw (八大走飲管)
As part of the campaign, outreach events will be held across the universities.