Return Deposit scheme 2GoCup launch on campus

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:15 to 12:00
Phoenix Restaurant

MU and St. Patrick's College will launch the 2GoCup on both campuses!

The Phoenix Restaurant, Arts Block Cafe (North Campus) and Pugin Hall (South Campus).

Where: Phoenix Restaurant
When: Wednesday, 28th February at 10 am

200 FREE coffees to students provided that the students pay the €2 deposit for the 2GoCup

How does it work?
Deposit €2 for a 2GoCup/€3 for a 2GoBowl, Enjoy your takeaway & Return the empty cup/bowl to any community member for your full deposit back!
Or, swap your empty 2GoCup/Bowl for a fresh, clean one for your next takeaway!

Why reusables?

Globally, we use 500 billion single-use cups annually, and in Ireland alone, we use over 200 million! Although disposable cups are marketed as “recyclable” and “compostable”, only 1 in 400 cups are correctly disposed of, meaning more than 99% of disposable cups used end up in landfills or incineration. As our fast-paced society relies heavily on the convenience of a takeaway, the apparent solution to the single-use crisis is to bring your own cup, right? But did you know that whilst 7/10 people own a reusable cup, only 1/10 people actually use them? 

That’s where a deposit and return scheme comes in, providing all the convenience of a takeaway cup minus the mental strain of remembering your own, and without the waste!

Thanks all for your continued support and for making this a sustainable campus!

MGC team