Living Laboratory

LL1 : Sustainable Arcade

Sustainable Arcade is launch by September 8th, 2012 by UTM Pro-Chancellor, Tan Sri Salleh Mohd Nor. It is one of the strategic key initiatives of UTM Campus Sustainability to promote GREEN, HEALTHY AND SAFETY PRACTICE to the consumers and food operator in the food arcade. It has the main objective to reduce the waste generated in the arcade (solid waste, food waste), practice recycling and resource recovery which reduces the carbon emission generated. The benefits not only contribute to the environment but also the campus society as a whole.

How you can contribute to Sustainable Arcade?

Initiative of Fork-to-Farm

Arcades (Cafes and University’s Restaurant) customers will bring their leftover to the cleaning station which functions as food waste collectors provided in Sustainable Arcade. In further, it will reduce the solid waste collection volume and its charges to the campus operational cost. This initiative is part of our effort to greening our campus by helping our composting program too.

Sustainable Program

Over the Years

No Single Use Plastics: Bring Your Own Tupperware

The cooperation program conducted with AIESEC in conjunction with the No Single Use Plastic campaign has successfully distributed 100 free food containers to students and staff in support of UTM’s policy on the use of food plastic container.

No Single Use Plastics: Bring Your Own Bottle

Collaboration is carried out with the sustainable arcade in the continuation of the No Single Use Plastic program which is actively carried out to achieve UTM’s aspirations in reducing the use of plastic and also educating students and staff to bring their own food containers when buying food.

Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC)

“Bring Your Own Cup” & “Safe Medication Disposal Box” program on 26 July 2020 (Sunday) at Dataran Agora, UTM Johor Bahru in conjunction with the month “Plastic – free July” which will be officiated by YBhg. Datuk Vice Chancellor of UTM starts at 08:40 am and ends at 11:00 am.

In this program, some beverage operators also provide free drinks (hot / cold) where visitors have to bring their own beverage containers (cups / mugs / tumblers) in an effort to support the Single Use of Plastic Prohibition Campaign which has come into effect on January 1, 2020 at UTM.

In addition, in collaboration with the UTM Health Center for the success of the “Safe Medication Disposal Box”, the organizers will provide a collection box of medicines or pharmaceutical waste that has expired or is not needed for the disposal process.

Get In Touch

Let’s Work Together!



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UTM Campus Sustainability (UTMCS)
Block M38, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia,
UTM Johor Bahru, Johor