Single Use Reduction pilot

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Within the University we are facing challenges around the single use packaging. It is one of the main sources of waste in the Student Quad, the majority of which ends up in landfills. 

Campus Life have partnered with the Sustainability and Environment team to launch the Single Use Reduction pilot (aka SURe!), which aims to work with five key food retailers on campus to help reduce the amount of single use packaging. The pilot has been designed as part of the University's wider efforts to materialise the sustainability policy’s key principles and encourage the use of reusable items around campus. 

Retail outlets involved

Retail outlet Initiative
Relax Lounge
  • BYO customers will have a priority queue
  • Lids will only be available upon request
  • Discount $0.20 for BYO cup or container
  • Straws will not be available
  • University branded cups will be available for sale
Got Pasta
  • Single serve condiments will not be available
  • Lids will only be available upon request
  • Straws will not be available
Ha!Poke
  • Single serve condiments will not be available
  • 5% discount will apply for BYO bowl 
  • Lids will only be available upon request
  • Straws will not be available
Hello Chinese
  • $0.50 discount will apply for bringing BYO containers
  • Single serve condiment pouches will not be available
  • Straws will not be available
Hollywood Espresso Metro
  • BYO customers will have a priority queue
  • $0.20 discount will apply for bringing BYO containers and/or cups
  • Single serve condiment pouches will not be available

Food safety

  • Customers are responsible for ensuring their container is clean, free of cracks or chips and made of food grade materials.
  • Retailers have the right to refuse a container if it does not meet food safety standards.
  • All containers need to meet food grade standards and be able to withstand heat above 75 degrees.

Wash stations

There are limited washing stations around the City Campus and we strongly encourage you to bring clean containers and wash your dirty containers at home. If you need to wash your container at University some common areas are located here:

  • HSB Student common area
  • 401 Engineering level 0 common area

Contact us

Retail Operations
Phone: 09 923 7405 
Email: retail@auckland.ac.nz 

Sustainability Team
Email: sustainability@auckland.ac.nz