Reducing waste on campus — 20p off vending machine drinks when you use your own cup

February 11th, 2019

As part of our campaign to reduce waste at the University of Nottingham, you can now use your own reusable cup at all hot drink vending machines across our UK campuses. Plus, each time you use your own reusable cup at vending machines you can receive 20p off the purchase price of your drink!

The new Lavazza branded machines have a cup shelf which detect when a customer’s own cup is presented, and automatically apply the 20p discount. The machines are compatible with the University of Nottingham KeepCups (12oz size) and will accommodate most standard sized mugs.

As well as providing a way to purchase hot drinks outside of typical working hours, the new machines are more energy efficient and allow customers to use cashless payment including Apple Pay or Google Pay.

The introduction of the discount system at vending machines is the latest development in our WasteNott campaign. This campaign aims to reduce the amount of single-use plastic used across our campuses. Our targets — developed based on feedback from staff and students — include reducing hot drinks cup waste by 50% by August 2020 across our UK campuses.

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August 29th, 2021 at 2:53 pm

Luke Chester

Great idea. There’re a lot of super-compact cups we can put into a pocket, they take a little space. And as for me, it’s more pleasant to drink from my own cup 😉

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