Service introduces keep-cup program
East Grampians Health Service has introduced ‘keep cups’ for staff and the community who regularly use Café Pyrenees to keep hundreds of disposable cups from entering landfill each week.
Part of a move towards a more environmentally sustainable organisation, the health service is selling two sizes of reusable keep cups from the café.
Health service environmental sustainability management co-ordinator Linden Marland said the café had sold more than 50 cups in the first week of the program. “We are really pleased with the uptake of keep cups by staff who were keen to jump on board,” she said.
“It just shows that staff are happy to take up sustainability initiatives and that they care about the environment.
“We sell hundreds of hot drinks from our popular Café Pyrenees each week, both to staff and to a lesser extent the community, and the majority of these are sold in disposable cups.
“The keep cups mean that no longer are these disposable cups going to landfill and that East Grampians Health Service is doing its bit for the environment.”
The health service is also introducing other sustainability projects.
It has introduced a lighting replacement program using LEDS, is installing timers on lights, has introduced sleep mode on all computers and installed low-water-use heads on all showers.