Hi everyone, Sam Higman here. As part of the Sustainability remit of my role as VP Welfare, I have been liaising with relevant Union staff to make more changes to ensure that we are as sustainable as we can possibly be.

As a result, I can now announce that from Monday 20 November, all outlets at the Students’ Union will be able to offer 10p off every hot drink when the customer uses their own reusable mug*! This is really positive, and it will undoubtedly help the Union to reduce our consumption of takeaway coffee cups.

The United Kingdom uses 2.5 billion takeaway coffee cups each year, which is about 10,000 takeaway cups every two minutes. There is a common misconception that these cups are recyclable; they are not. This is due to the fact that they have an inner coating of plastic to prevent the coffee seeping through the cardboard, and so the two materials cannot be separated. Check out this article for more information.

Lets all be more sustainably-minded and get discounts on your lattes at the same time – win win!

Sam Higman, VP Welfare

*this discount does not apply to the Costa coffee machine in The Shop.

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