Bring Your Own



Help keep disposable cups out of the landfill, bring your own cup, bottle or mug! Receive 10 cents off when you bring your reusable cup to retail locations on campus. Locations include:

  • Atrium
  • Talley Student Union
  • Oval
  • C-Stores
  • Cafes

The Facts

  • Americans throw away billions of disposable cups each year
  • Bring your own cup 5x per week and save 70 cups per semester from going to the landfill*
  • If just 1/2 the students at NC State brought their own cup 1x per week, 237, 923 cups would be saved from the landfill*

*Based on a 14-week semester


Help keep plastic bags out of the landfill, bring your own reusable bag! Check out all the ways reusable bags are better than plastic!

If you do have plastic bags, recycle them in special C-Store plastic bag bins or at local grocery/retail stores. Plastic bags should never be put in with mixed recycling as they can cause equipment malfunctions at the recycling center.

The Facts

  • The average lifespan of a plastic bag is just 12 minutes.
  • Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to degrade in the landfill.