Bring your own tumblers, uni says
In an attempt to reduce the amount of garbage, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University plans to launch a personal tumbler campaign.The university will encourage its staff and students to bring their own tumbler to drink water from the university's drinking water machines.
Anek Thienbucha, vice president of the university said there were about 10,000 personnel and students disposing of thousands of plastic bottles daily. The campaign aimed at reducing plastic bottle garbage. It would also help students save money on drinking water and reduce the risks of diseases caused by the plastic bottles or tumblers containing different kinds of beverages from beverage shops.
He said the university would inspect the quality of all the 60 machines, change their water filters and send water samples from the machines to the Department of Science Service to ensure that the water was safe for drinking.
The staff and students would also be invited to compete in motto and mascot design competitions for the campaign.
The university would kick off this green campaign on February 14.