Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.70
Liaison Whitney Crooks
Submission Date April 27, 2012
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Red River College Polytechnic
OP-T2-11: Reusable Mug Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sara MacArthur
Sustainability Manager
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?:
Yes

A brief description of the reusable mug program:

The Sustainability Office partnered with Food Services and student groups throughout the year to sell reusable mugs at a discounted price to help minimize the amount of cup waste entering the landfill. The 'EcoMugs' were sold for $2.00 each – the first fill was free and a 10 cent discount is now offered to anyone who brings their own mug to purchase a hot beverage at our on site vendor, Tim Horton's and college food service locations. We had sold more than 800 mugs at our Notre Dame Campus and Roblin Centre locations. Before this program was started, we sent more than 850,000 Tim Horton's cups to the landfill annually - this amounts to cup waste taller than Mount Everest.


Amount of the discount offered for using reusable mugs:
0.10

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