In September 2018, the University introduced a new pricing initiative in Warwick cafés to incentivise customers to use reusable cups, therefore decreasing single cup consumption on the University campus and ultimately reducing negative impact on the environment.
To aid the transition to a more environmentally friendly approach to consuming hot drinks on campus, cafés sold reusable and eco-friendly cups for £5.95.
In a bid to incentivise our customers to switch to a reusable cup, they doubled the existing discount from 10p to 20p off the standard price of any hot drink purchased if customers brings their own reusable cup.
Standard prices on disposable cups increased by up to 10p on certain hot drinks, both to continue to encourage customers to use reusable cups and to remain competitive with high street chains and in line with inflation.
As part of Green Week 2018, a student-led initiative committed to reducing the amount of single-use plastic in the University of Warwick. Sponsored by Warwick Retail and the SU, the students gave out free reusable water bottles to staff and students on campus in return for a pledge to use it instead of single-use plastic cups.
The initiative was a huge success with approximately 2000 bottles being claimed and as many pledges.