New reusable mug saves thousands of paper cups!

New 'Bring Your Own Mug' discount saves thousands of paper cups!

Have you seen our reusable cups available to buy in Ground and the Learning Café? Chances are you’ve probably seen someone carrying one around campus or in a lecture or seminar! Introduced in September 2017, the reusable cups can be used in both Ground and the Learning Café and can get you 20% off your hot drink!

Figures show that in the period 1st August 2016-15th February 2017 with the former discount of 10%, the number of transactions across both cafes with people bringing their own mug was 1,433. In the same period this year, the number of transactions of people bringing their own mug with the new 20% discount soared to 7,977- a rise of almost 457%!

This amazing increase means that thousands of paper cups are no longer going to waste every year and shows what an incredible impact the introduction of our reusable cups and the higher discount has had on the sustainability of our cafes!

The Students' Union is always working hard to ensure we're as green and sustainable as we can possibly be. Over the past year, we've introduced the Too Good To Go app in our shops and cafes, introduced a more sustainable and ethical coffee provider and introduced new coffee cup recycling bins to help tackle the huge problem of cups going to landfill as they're difficult to recycle. To find out more about sustainability at Queen Mary Students' Union and more information on how to get involved, click here

The cups are available to buy in Ground and the Learning Café for just £6 and you get your first drink for free! If you’ve not already bought one, what are you waiting for? You can also get 20% off with your own mug in the Union Shop and Village Shop.