Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
Tier2-9: Reusable Mug Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Joseph Abraham
Office of 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:

Reusable 32 ounce reusable mugs are typically given out to incoming freshman and to Residence Life staff, however the mugs can be purchased for $3.29 plus tax at any of UA's dining areas. Using the reusable mug reduces the cost of a drink by a significant amount. For instance, if one purchases a 32oz. fountain drink without the mug the cost is $1.69, but if a customer uses the mug the cost is only $0.79, a 90 cent savings. If a patron purchases a hot drink or coffee there are similar savings in that purchase of a 32oz coffee would be greater than $2.30 plus tax without the mug, however with the mug the cost is only $1.19 plus tax. An average discount per ounce was determined for the following field.

Amount of the discount offered for using reusable mugs:

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

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