ATU campuses achieve 75% recycling waste reduction

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo and Donegal Letterkenny campuses have made significant changes by “greening” their canteen facilities.


It’s part of a commitment to eliminate single-use items on campus and significantly increase waste recycling levels.


The initiative has already seen the canteen on the Sligo campus reduce general waste by 50%, increase recyclable waste levels to 75% and has seen 200,000 single-use items eliminated, since the initiative was implemented.


The move is part of the University’s ongoing efforts to promote environmental sustainability and reduce its carbon footprint.


The elimination of paper cups and replacement by 2GoCups, the introduction of alternative options for all users and the removal of all bins from the Foodcourt have all been key components of the change journey.


The students, faculty, and staff are also encouraged to take individual actions to reduce their plastic usage by bringing their own reusable coffee cups and water bottles to work.


Ceramic mugs are also available on both campuses as an alternative.


For further information on the Green Mission campaign and eco-friendly 2GoCup, visit and