Ser­vice in­tro­duces keep-cup pro­gram

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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