Joint University Campaign 2019 - UNIfy: BYO (八大BYO)

Following the success of the campaign last year "UNIfy: Skip the Straw" (八大走飲管), the eight member universities decided to continue with the collective campaign to once again actualize the beauty and power of synergy.

To further extend the determination to develop a green and healthy community by reducing waste at source, the Joint-U Campaign 2019 - UNIfy: BYO (八大BYO) will be officially launched on 11 March 2019 to engage campus community members to take BYO (“Bring Your Own”) actions to reduce disposable waste by bringing their own reusable (water bottles, cups, food containers, cutlery, bags etc.) as to meet their needs and own preference.

The campaign signifies the joint efforts of City University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Lingnan University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and The University of Hong Kong.

A video has been produced to showcase the joint efforts from the eight universities. Please click here to watch the video. Watch for the cameo appearance of Ms Joyce Lee, the University’s ambassador of this campaign. Ms Joyce Lee is the President of the Environmental Protection Society and is a first-year student of SEE. You may also show support by making a pledge, or sharing BYO photos and hashtag #UNIfyBYO!

CityU will extend the campaign to a “BYO @ CityU” starting from 11 March till 10 April 2019. During the period, catering outlets on campus will offer the incentives as follows:

Catering Outlets BYO Incentive
City Express Food Container: $1 off takeaway orders (except pre-packaged food)
Mug/Cup: (Deli Plus) 1 stamp every purchase of drinks, 1 free drink every 10 stamps
AC2 Canteen
AC3 Bistro
Food Container: $1 off takeaway orders (except pre-packaged food)
Mug/Cup: $1 off coffee
Garden Café
Coffee Cart
Food Container: $1 off takeaway orders (except pre-packaged food)
Mug/Cup: Free upgrade from hot to cold drink (face value = $2)
City Chinese Restaurant
City Top
Food Container: $2 off takeaway orders
5380 Café Food Container/
Cutlery/Cup: $0.5 off per transaction
Homey Kitchen Food Container/
Mug: $0.5 off takeaway orders (except pre-packaged food)
  Maximum incentive $1 per order

Please note that:

  • To prevent cross-contamination, all food containers, mugs or cups must be clean and with no apparent damage.
  • Food containers, mug or cups should be appropriate and suitable in size for the food/drinks purchased. Inappropriate containers may be refused.
  • The catering outlet reserves the right to decline any incentive offer.
  • Incentive items are subject to change without prior notice.
Thank you in advance for your support in a huge step forward in reducing disposable waste.

For more information of the campaign, please click here.

For enquiries, please contact our Senior Safety and Administration Manager, Mr. W. K. Leung at 3442 5252 or email

Facilities Management Office
6 March 2019