Plastic lasts ‘forever’. Virtually all the plastic ever produced still exists in the environment in some form. It is ironic that more than 40% of plastic is used just once, then tossed.
Based on our commitment to enhance our sustainability efforts as a community and in order to establish a sustainability culture on campus, the Office of Public Affairs launched the #ACGgoesplasticfree campaign in 2018.
Joining our forces to the global movement, we aim at raising awareness on the harmful consequences of single-use plastic pollution and guide you in making a successful shift towards eliminating single-use plastics from our campus.
Since July 2018, following the launch of the ACG Reusable Water Bottle and with the new addition of the ACG reusables coffee cup and cutlery, we have been able to help the following philanthropic organizations through the ACG reusables sales:
- PASPA – Panhellenic Paraplegic Association
- Agia Paraskevi Soup Kitchen
- Leirio Foundations
- Gouvernetos Monastery at Chania, Crete
- ELEPAP – Rehabilitation for The Disabled
- Emfasis Foundation
- An elementary school in Aghia Paraskevi
- Doctors of the World
By getting the ACG Reusable Water Bottle you are not only reducing your plastic footprint, but also supporting social causes. In Summer 2021, we launched two more reusable items – a thermos cup and a set of bamboo cutlery – to help ACG members reduce their plastic footprint. Visit the Office of Public Affairs (500-level, above the Deree Faculty Lounge) to learn more and get your own!
Renewing our commitment to raising awareness about the harmful consequences of single-use plastics and to reducing them both on campus and beyond, we are continuing our #ACGGoesPlasticFree Campaign.
Single-use Plastic (SUP) Consumption at ACG (2018 vs 2019)
Campaign Fact Sheet
ACG Plastic Footprint Survey
In Spring 2020, a Deree Environmental Studies student and Sustainability Leader, created the first online survey to measure the ACG community’s plastic footprint in the context of the #ACGGoesPlasticFree Campaign and the course Sustainable Use of Resources and Waste Management.
To access the survey, please click here.
Do you want to measure your consumption of single-use plastics?
Click here to calculate your plastic footprint in real time.