Sustainability

UQU has been providing food & beverage offerings to UQ students and staff for over 80 years. Over the years, our operations have grown and so has our commitment to operating a sustainable and ethical business.


UQU has been providing food & beverage offerings to UQ students and staff for over 80 years. Over the years, our operations have grown and so has our commitment to operating a sustainable and ethical business.


As the largest food & beverage provider at the University of Queensland, we are committed to:

  • Reducing plastic footprint on campus.

  • Introducing environmentally friendly single-use packaging at new UQU owned and operated outlets going forward.

  • Encouraging the use of reusable coffee cups, straws and cutlery.

  • Strive to use ingredients that are in season, organic, locally sourced and grown and sustainability farmed where possible.


Here’s a snapshot of how our outlets are being sustainable and ethical in its practices:

Main Course


  • Removal of plastic straws and only paper straws available.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • We use free range eggs in our hot meals.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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Bam Boo Haus


  • Lids supplied for customers to choose if they need a lid.

  • We use free range eggs in our hot meals.


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Darwin’s


  • 50c discount for reusable coffee cups or mugs.

  • Reusable coffee cups available for purchase, with the first coffee free.

  • Wooden coffee stirrers instead of plastic.

  • Member of Responsible Cafes.

  • Member of the Green Caffeen swap & go reusable coffee cup network.

  • Free tap water for dine-in customers.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • We only use free range eggs.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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On A Roll Bakery


  • 50c discount for reusable coffee cups or mugs.

  • Reusable coffee cups available for purchase, with the first coffee free.

  • Wooden coffee stirrers instead of plastic.

  • Member of Responsible Cafes.

  • Member of the Green Caffeen swap & go reusable coffee cup network.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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Pantry Sixty Three


  • Commitment to sell no plastic bottled water. Pantry Sixty Three sell bottled glass water only, which can be reused.

  • Our coffee partner, Koko Coffee Roasters is dedicated to sourcing only the highest quality sustainability farmed coffee beans.

  • 50c discount for reusable coffee cups or mugs.

  • Reusable glass coffee cups available for purchase, with the first coffee free.

  • Member of Responsible Cafes.

  • Member of the Green Caffeen swap & go reusable coffee cup network.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • All food packaging is either 100% recyclable or commercially compostable.

  • Coffee loyalty cards are made using recycled material.


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REDROOM


  • Removal of plastic straws and only paper straws available.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • Removal of plastic sauce containers and replaced with compostable sauce containers.

  • Sustainable Range on the Bistro menu where ingredients used are organic, locally sourced or sustainability farmed.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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Pizza Caffe


  • Pizza box packaging is 100% recyclable and biodegradable.

  • Removal of plastic straws and only paper straws available.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • Wooden coffee stirrers instead of plastic.

  • Member of Responsible Cafes.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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Lolly Shop


  • Bulk lolly paper bags are recyclable and compostable.

  • Removal of plastic straws and only paper straws available.

  • Popcorn cups are made of commercially compostable packaging.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


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Schonell Events & Catering


  • Member of UQ Unwrapped.

  • All catering orders are presented in reusable platters.

  • Single-use plates, cups and cutlery are commercially compostable or biodegradable.


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Schonell Candy Bar


  • Member of the Green Caffeen swap & go reusable coffee cup network.

  • 50c discount for reusable coffee cups or mugs.

  • Reusable glass coffee cups available for purchase, with the first coffee free.

  • Removal of plastic straws and only paper straws available.

  • Sale of reusable stainless steel straw packs.

  • Wooden coffee stirrers instead of plastic.

  • Member of the UQ Unwrapped program.


View more about Schonell Candy Bar