Dublin City University to be “plastic-free” by 2020

Dublin City University has announced it will be “plastic-free” by 2020, beginning with the immediate withdrawal from use of plastic cups at all its campuses.

It has identified a range of single-use, disposable plastic items to be eliminated due to their detrimental impact on the environment. The initiative is “the result of a common drive by the university and its students’ union to create a more sustainable campus environment”.

Takeaway coffee cups, single-use plastic takeaway containers, takeaway cutlery, straws and single-use plastic bags will be eliminated by September 2018, with plastic water and soft-drink bottles phased out by 2020. More at the Irish Times.