- Monday, 26 March 2018 15:50
In collaboration with Ocean Park Conservation Foundation of Hong Kong, HKBU is championing the No Straw University initiative in Hong Kong by restricting the supply of free straws from all catering outlets and shops on campus.
At the Kick-off Ceremony of Ocean Park Animal Discovery Fest cum Ocean Park Conservation Day 2018 on 22 March 2018, the University was recognised as the only No Straw University in Hong Kong so far.
Since its launch in November 2017, The No Straw University campaign has successfully reduced the use of disposable straws on campus by around 90%, which could amount to a reduction of 400,000 plastic straws in one year. The initiative has garnered support from other local universities under the Hong Kong Sustainable Campus Consortium and a joint event to support the no straw movement was held in March 2018.