The USU is committed to a sustainable future for our campus community and has made commitments ensuring sustainability is embedded into everything we provide – from our events and cafés to our student programs and facilities.


Here is a list of what we are doing so far:

 Our coffee is Rainforest Alliance Fairtrade supplied by Vittoria Coffee and $1 from every bag sold goes directly to Oz Harvest

 All ticketed events we run on campus are sold via Humanitix

 We manage and provide USYD Food Hub at Level 3 Wentworth Building to support our student community

 We are have a full ban of balloons at Festivals

 We have eliminated plastic straws in our bars and outlets and only offer #iamnotplastic straws on request

 We have eliminated 80% of plastic bottle waste in our outlets where we now use The Juggler milk tap system

 We use Biotrem & BioPak compostable tableware exclusively via our USU eats Food Truck

 We always provide a minimum 50% plant based options via our USU eats Food Truck and are looking to introduce Meat Free Monday’s at Courtyard 

 We are moving all single use packaging in our outlets to BioPak compostable solutions 

 We offer a discount of 50 cents when you BYO a bowl at Courtyard, Abercrombie, Carslaw and Laneway

 USU Rewards members get 35 cents when they BYO a cup or mug

 We have a mug wall at Courtyard where customers may borrow a reusable cup

 We provide a container deposit scheme in 4 key buildings to capture bottles and cans

 We have introduced a coffee ground reuse program at our outlets

 We have installed a Farmwall micro-green wall at Courtyard

 We have partnered with Bring Me Home to provide a comprehensive Food Rescue program

 We have partnered with Planet Ecologica to transition all paper-based products to industry first IAMNOTPAPER products

 We offer USYD Frank Green reusable cups and UNTRASHY reusable straws at an affordable price

 We support and donate to Oz Harvest

 Regular volunteer days with Oz Harvest and Eat Up Australia

 We are working to phase out most single use plastics in our retail venues 

 Our USYD Hoodies are 100% Ethical Australia sourced 

 Our bars operate with zero plastic and provide a reusable cup deposit system

 Our bread is supplied by the Bread and Butter Project, Australia’s first social enterprise bakery

 We have committed to City of Sydney’s Zero Waste Sydney Single Use Plastic Pledge

 We have committed to City of Sydney’s Love Food Sydney project

 We are partnering with Sydney Environment Institute, Plate It Forward and FoodLab Sydney to introduce a Community Kitchen & Sustainability Hub on campus 

 Introduced a community recycling collection hub within Level 2 Wentworth Building

In our effort to become more sustainable we have partnered with companies who share similar social, environment and ecological goals:

If you have an idea or would like to help us with our mission to make USYD the most sustainable campus in Australia, contact us

USU Sustainability

02 9563 6000

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