Disposable coffee cups sold by Uni coffee shops to be biodegradable, & better reusables for sale!

I propose that all coffee cups sold onsite at Portsmouth university be switched to ones that are compostable and biodegradable, and that the reusables be improved and featured more heavily.

  • Petition submitted by MAISIE EVANS on Oct 14, 2019


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How Will This Idea Benefit Students?

Food On Campus currently has 10 locations at Portsmouth University, each one selling a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks. The university branded coffee cups are out of sight, unattractive and over-priced, and the shops and cafes are STILL selling disposable plastic-lined coffee cups with plastic lids, which is reprehensible in the current ecological climate. 

I propose that the university partners with an exterior producer of reusable cups so that they are a feature, aesthetically pleasing, and more likely to be used and purchased (the colourful bamboo and rubber / glass cups from ecoffeecup, for example) and also replaces ALL of the disposable coffee cups and lids that are made from plastic and plastic composites, with ones that are biodegradable and compostable, such as those produced by companies like Vegware.

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