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Lunchbox Lending Programme

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We must change our takeaway behaviour
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Disposable take-away containers are a significant contributor to the overall amount of waste going to the landfills from university operations. This programme will implement a takeaway container borrowing programme on each of the eight campuses over a three-year period. A bespoke system that is university-friendly and can be replicable in other locations will be built.

 

Get ready to change your campus life for the better! Something new, life-changing, and sustainably good is happening in 8 university campuses! Join the lunchbox revolution! Say goodbye to disposable waste and hello to sustainability with our new reusable meal container lending system. Simply grab a reusable container at the lending machine before you buy takeaway, fill it with your favourite food, and return it at the return machine when you're done. Let's make a positive impact on our beloved planet one meal at a time!

 

#RETHINK our behaviour
#REDUCE one-time disposable
#REVITALISE our nature

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Programme Timeline + progress

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May 2023
Trial period in HKUST

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June 2023
Full launch in HKUST

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September 2023
Full launch in City U, CUHK, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU, LU and Poly U

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31 October 2023
Launching Ceremony (Venue: Faculty Lounge, 9/F Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex, City University of Hong Kong)

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Location of the Machines
University Location of Container Lending Machine Location of Container Return Machine
HKUST

Outside LG1 Canteen

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Atrium (Near Lift 2)

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City U Near the entrance of City Express Near the entrance of City Express
CUHK Near the entrance of Benjamin Franklin Centre student canteen Near the entrance of Benjamin Franklin Centre student canteen
EdUHK Near the cashier of the main canteen Near counter E of the main canteen
HKBU

5/F, Academic and Administration Building (Outside main canteen)

3/F, Academic and Administration Building (Near escalator)
HKU 4/F Podium, Haking Wong Building (Outside student canteen) 4/F Podium, Haking Wong Building (Outside student canteen)
LU Near the cashier of the canteen Near the entrance of the canteen
Poly U 1/F, Block VA / VS (Main Staircase on the way to student canteen) 1/F, Block VA / VS (Main Staircase on the way to student canteen)
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How to Borrow?
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1️⃣ On the touch screen, select the container for borrowing.
2️⃣ Tap your Octopus card to pay the $20 deposit.
3️⃣ Grab your reusable lunchbox and enjoy your meal!


♻️ Let's make sustainability a part of our daily routine.

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Container Lending Machine
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How to Return?
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1️⃣ Remove food waste and close the lid, no cleansing is required! (Note: There is a food waste recycling bin besides the return machine).
2️⃣ Tap your Octopus card to start the return procedure.
3️⃣ Put the container into the detection tunnel, and press OK.

4️⃣ Tap your Octopus again to collect the $20 deposit refund. It's that simple!


⭐ The used containers will be collected every day and clean in centralised dish-washing facility to ensure high hygiene standard.

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Container Return Machine