Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
OP-T2-11: Reusable Container Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Therese O'Connor
Mgr, Training & Development
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Does campus dining operations offer discounts to customers who use reusable mugs instead of disposable cups in to-go food service operations?:

A brief description of the reusable mug program:

Cornell Dining has two reusable mug discount programs. Cornell Dining sells a reusable mug for $4.99 at fourteen retail locations. The $4.99 price includes the first beverage. After the first purchase, when a customers bring back their Cornell Sustainable mug they can purchase a large beverage for the price of a small. Since 2008, Cornell Dining has sold nearly 1,600 of the reusable mugs.

The second sustainable mug program is our discount refill program. A customer can bring in any type of sustainable mug and get a 40-cent savings per drink. At one unit, we charge 25 cents for a cup for a "free coffee" program 5 mornings a week. This results in almost 100% of student customers bringing their own mugs to this coffee stand.

Amount of the discount offered for using reusable mugs:

Description of other reusable food- or beverage-related programs (e.g. incentives for use of reusable bags, dishware, to-go containers):

The website URL where information about the reusable mug discount program is available:

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