Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
OP-T2-11: Reusable Container Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University Sustainability
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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:

Residential Dining began a reusable mug program in 2011. Every student living in a residence hall is given a reusable mug and bag. If students use their reusable mug in the “Grab and Go” locations, then they receive the beverage for free. All plastic bags from retail and “Grab and Go” locations have been virtually eliminated with students opting for the reusable bags.

The Purdue Memorial Union also has a reusable mug program. A 20 ounce mug can be purchased at various retail locations. The first drink is free, and every subsequent 20 ounce purchase of a drink costs only the 16 ounce price.

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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