“Huge success” for university’s sustainable coffee mugs

The new drinking vessels at Bishop Grosseteste University are made from recycled rice husks

A scheme to cut down on single-use products at Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been hailed a “huge” success, with over 1000 sustainable coffee mugs snapped up by the university community.

The sustainable mugs are made from recycled rice husks, making them entirely biodegradable, and are designed to replace the single-use cardboard cups currently in use across campus.

John Hodson, Operations Manager at BG Lincoln Ltd., is leading the sustainable mug initiative. He said: “This whole project came about following our work with BGSU to remove plastic straws from the business last year, and is a great step forward as we look to continue to reduce our environmental impact.

“Working in partnership with BGSU and the Centre for Enhanced Learning and Teaching, we would like to say thank you to all the students and staff who have shown their support – we have been blown away by the positive response.”

The mugs come in a variety of colours, available for £2.25 – including free hot drink – in the university’s refectory or Curiositea.

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