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.
Last year, at ACG we discarded thousands and thousands of single-use plastic bottles and cups (see above).
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 and the Center of Excellence for Sustainability launched the #ACGgoesplasticfree campaign in the previous academic year (2018 – 2019).
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, we were also able to help the following philanthropic organizations through the ACG-bottle sales:
- PASPA – Panhellenic Paraplegic Association
- Agia Paraskevi Soup Kitchen
- Leirio Foundations
- Gouvernetos Monastery at Chania, Crete
- ELEPAP – Rehabilitation for The Disabled
- Emfasis Foundation
By getting the ACG Reusable Water Bottle you are not only reducing your plastic footprint, but also supporting social causes. Visit the Office of Public Affairs (Room 209) 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 in the academic year 2019 – 2020.