Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.29
Liaison Olivia Shehan
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
Tier2-9: Reusable Mug Discounts

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
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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:

Yes we do offer discount for those who use reusable mugs. If you come to one of our 3 retail operations (Emporium, Collins Café, Leaky Beaker) you get an approximately $ .30 cent discount on your coffee.  (ex. Large Starbucks Coffee (non refill) = $1.74, Large Starbucks Coffee (Refill-Reusable Cup) = $1.44)
Also all the brands of coffee that we offer (Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee and Tea and Pura Vida) were chosen due to their commitment to developing and maintaining sustainability initiatives. In addition, all of our coffee brands are fair trade and put a heavy emphasis on producing the most high quality product without interfering with their environmental responsibility.

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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