Sustainable retail

Sustainable retail

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Sustainable Retail Framework

The Sustainable Retail framework has been created to support and encourage RMIT retailers towards becoming more sustainable in their day-to-day operations.

Participating RMIT retailers have up to 20 environmental or social sustainability initiatives they can implement and are awarded a bronze, silver or gold rating depending on the number of sustainability initiatives they have achieved.

See the 20 sustainable retail initiatives here:

Note: You can also view the above table via 20 sustainability initiatives (PDF 60 KB).

The ratings can be found displayed on-campus to promote RMIT retailers sustainability initiatives and to help staff and students make sustainable choices when dining on campus. 

In January 2020, the RMIT Sustainability team assessed and awarded the sustainability performance of 11 RMIT retailers. The rating achieved by each retailer are:

Gold Ratings

  • Little Bang - Building 12, Level 2
  • Oxford Scholar - Building 81
  • Standing Room - Building 12, Level 4
  • Siddon's Lounge - Building 202, Level 2
  • Streat - Garden Building on Bowen Street
  • The Bean Project - Building 80, Level 2


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Silver Ratings 

  •  Nuts About Tella - Building 12, Level 4
  • Pearsons & Murphy - Building 1 Level 1
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Bronze Ratings

  • Cafe@57 - Building 57 Level 4
  • Kaki Lima - Building 80 (Stewart Street)
  • Holy Guacamole - Building 12, Level 4

To find out more about our campus cafes, visit the Campus faciliites web page.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business. - Artwork created by Louisa Bloomer