Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.95
Liaison Rob Andrejewski
Submission Date Feb. 18, 2013
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University of Richmond
OP-T2-11: Reusable Container Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cathy Moran
Director of Purchasing for Dining Services
University Dining Services
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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:
University Dining Services has sponsored the "Lug-A-Mug” program for many years. Mugs are distributed to each student who has a meal plan at the beginning of the academic year. These mugs serve as an incentive to students to include sustainable practices into their campus life by avoiding the purchase of containers that use virgin materials every time they buy a beverage. Lug-A-Mugs also provide the students the benefit of taking a beverage from the dining room and offer the benefit of receiving a discount in our retail operations. Consumers using their “Lug-A-Mug” can purchase a large beverage for the price of a small beverage.

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):
ETC, the campus retail outlet, offers a 5 cent discount if you bring your own bag.

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