Lunchbox Lending Programme
We must change our takeaway behaviour
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
Programme Timeline + progress
Trial period in HKUST
Full launch in HKUST
Full launch in City U, CUHK, EdUHK, HKBU, HKU, LU and Poly U
31 October 2023
Launching Ceremony (Venue: Faculty Lounge, 9/F Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex, City University of Hong Kong)
How to Borrow?
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.
How to Return?
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.