You can make sustainable choices both during your lunch and your coffee breaks.
Food and drinks require cups, plates, cutlery and wrapping. You can help the environment by making a few simple choices.
Waste thrown out in nature and in cities can take several hundred years to degrade. For example, an ice-lolly stick can take ten years to degrade and a plastic straw takes 400 years.
AU wants to reduce the university's residual waste and increase the share of waste that is recycled. In 2023, all waste at AU will therefore be separated into different categories, so that e.g. cans, plastics, glass and paper can be reused.
Many canteens on campus sell leftover food at the end of the day that you can take home with you and thus help minimise food waste. In several canteens, you can buy the food at a reduced price if the product is close to the expiry date.
When tendering for new cafeteria services, AU includes stricter climate requirements in its tendering materials to ensure a sustainable selection of food for university staff and students.