Coffee Cup Coup Campaign

Coffee Cup Coup graphicThe Coffee Cup Coup was a campaign founded in the belief that together, we can overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup.

Why, you say? Because...

  • 3,000 coffee cups are thrown away every day at OSU.
  • They are never recyclable.
  • Reusable mugs save you money...and save the world.

Join the movement.

How to Join

  • Refuse disposable cups and always carry a reusable mug with you.
  • Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #CoffeeCupCoup, and by liking, commenting on, and sharing posts from others!
  • Volunteer for the campaign by attending weekly Waste Watcher meetings or contacting Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.

Coffee Cup Coup Events

  • Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings: Mondays, Jan 5 - Mar 9, 2015, 5:30-6 pm, 104 Gilkey Hall (drop by if you'd like to help plan Coup events and marketing)
  • Get Mugged: #CoffeeCupCoup Mug Giveaway: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at surprise times and locations
  • Got a Mug? Get FREE Coffee!: Wednesday and Thursday, June 3 and 4, 2015, from 2-4 pm, JavaStop in the M.U. Join on Facebook

The amount of coffee cups found in one dumpsterDumpster Audit Findings

The Waste Watchers audited a campus dumpster to sort out disposable coffee cups and found:

  • Just one 6-yd dumpster had 563 disposable coffee cups.
  • Disposable coffee cups alone constituted 9% of the weight and 10% of the volume of the dumpster.

It's clear that reducing single-use coffee cups will have a significant impact on campus-wide trash. Please join the movement and invite your friends and colleagues to as well.

For More Information

The Coup was a campaign of the Waste Watchers, a student club coordinated by Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Please direct questions to Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.