REDUCE REUSE REFILL

Disposables are generated in huge quantities on college campuses. Disposable drink cups (coffee cups being the largest quantity) and bottles (bottled water and other beverages), have become an important issue for Campus Recycling Programs.

The UO Zero Waste Program has created a Reduce Reuse Refill campaign that has been used to promote use of refillable mugs and discounts for bringing a refillable mug for on-campus beverages. All new freshman recieve a double walled refillable water bottle that can be used for water or beverages. All new CPFM staff recieve a refillable water bottle as well. Water refill stations have been implemented campus wide and all catered events can order a water service to reduce bottled water at campus events and meetings.

As disposable cups are a landfill item and are not recyclable, promoting use of refillable beverage containers has an immediate benefit with reducing contamination in the recycling collection and reducing waste generation campus wide. With the huge impact of bottled water globally, colleges around the country are also working on promoting refillable water bottles as well.

Below is information on renting the UO Water Refill Stations for UO events. This is popular and event attendees enjoy having access to tap water.

   The African Water Page
    Take Back the Tap
   UO Think Before you Drink

Media Links
    Blue Gold
    Flow
    Waterfront

Water Games
    The Water Family
    The Water Project
    Use it wisely games

WATER REFILL STATIONS FOR UO EVENTS

PORTABLE WATER REFILL STATIONS
available to set-up at campus events!

Contact Campus Operations Customer Service with your campus index,

to order these for your event! 541-346-2319
THINK BEFORE you drink: GO REFILLABLE!

HOW IT WORKS:

  • there are two units available
  • a hose is attached inside each unit and water is supplied from water hook-ups located throughout campus
  • cost for set-up and take down is based on current per hour labor charge-out rate from Campus Operations.
  • set-up and take down include:  hauling from storage, siting the units for the event by a water source, hook-up and flushing with a bleach solution prior to use, take apart of equipment, hauling and storage.  This can take between 3-4 hours each depending on ease of set-up.  Use of 2 reduces costs except in the set-up as each one would be set-up separately
  • any damage to units incurred at event will be responsibility of the event
  • set-up costs for all events is labor intensive