Reducing plastic cutlery and straws
Over half a million plastic straws and bits of cutlery are used on campus annually.
We’ve moved to paper straws as standard: From September 2018, you’ll no longer see plastic straws available front of house at any University-run catering outlets.
Bendy straws will still be available on request — so if you need one, just ask at the bar. If you encounter any problems when requesting a plastic straw, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
We’re currently investigating ways to reduce plastic cutlery consumption across our campuses. Keep an eye out for more details of this initiative — we'll report back soon — or let us know your ideas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why get involved?
In the recent survey, just over 25% of you said you already refuse single-use plastic cutlery. The survey also showed that half of us don’t use plastic straws. Respondents supported removing plastic straws from our catering facilities – ensuring that plastic ‘bendy’ straws are still be available for people who need them.
Read more about the survey