Ramadhan (fasting month) is when the food stalls spring up and make a roaring business around USM (Sg. Dua Gate and RST area). Muslim students also favour buying back food to eat in their rooms. So the students from KAS came up with a brilliant idea to work with Tupperware to promote the use of reusable containers. In the TapauMania campaign, each student or staff who eats at the canteen or buys back food using reusable containers gets one coupon at participating cafeterias. At the end of the campaign period (18th Sept), the students and staff can redeem the coupons for gifts from Tupperware and also stand a chance to win fabulous Tupperware sets, sponsored by Tupperware. The aim of the campaign is to reduce the use of all types of disposable containers, whether eco-friendly or otherwise.
A stall is also currently set up at the Dewan Kuliah foyer where students and staff can buy Tupperware products at 30% discount. The stall will be open until 12th September 2008.
Observations at the canteens shows that a huge number of students are bringing their own reusable containers. So, we can be proud that our campaign has achieved a great measure of success.
Now, our big problem is the stalls outside the campus. As you can see from the pictures below shows, students are coming in with lots and lots of polystyrene containers.
We are organising a campaign at the Sg Dua gate on Monday 8 Sept 2008, 5.00 - 6.30 pm. Come and join us to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Reduce waste, reduce consumption.