ITS Surabaya applies policies around use minimization of plastic. The university has specific policy concerning the use of disposable plastic bottled water (Circular Letter of ITS Rector No. 50268 Year 2019 about the Use of Disposable Plastic Bottled Water and Plastic Bags at ITS) that refers to the Instruction of the Ministry of Research and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia No. 1 Year 2019 about Prohibition of the Use of Disposable Plastic Drinking Water Packages and Plastic Bags).
To implement the policy, ITS socialize and promote the usage of tumbler and mug at ITS area for drinking instead of plastic bottle. ITS also organize the circulation of drinking water in ITS environment in the form of water gallons. Circular Letter of ITS Rector No. T-95007-IT2-TU.00.08-2019 about ITS as a Sustainable and Environmental Friendly Campus, specifically item A no. 6-7.
The policies are written at the Circular Letter of ITS Rector No. T-95007-IT2-TU.00.08-2019 about ITS as a Sustainable and Environmental Friendly Campus, specifically item A no. 6 (Encourages waste management at campus by reducing the household-like waste at campus through reduce, reuse, and recycle) and 7 (Promotes savings over the use of paper, plastic, Styrofoam and similar materials that have the potential to produce waste)