We reward Chico State students for using their own reusable cup or mug through the B.Y.O.Cup Campaign.  Discounts, prize drawings and kudos go to those who take a stand against disposable cups!

In 2006, 16 billion disposable paper cups were thrown away in the U.S. This is the equivalent of:

  • 253 million lbs. of solid waste sent to landfills
  • 6.5 million trees being cut down
  • Wasting 4 billion gallons of water
  • Enough energy to power 53,895 homes for a year

Besides the environment, consider your health?

Did you know that the insulating polyethylene lining inside the cup makes these cups non-recyclable?  Furthermore, when polyethylene is heated it leaches toxins like phthalates (endocrine disruptors) and other carcinogens into your beverage.
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