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Plastic reduction

We are on a mission to reduce our plastic footprint as a university community.

Here's just some of the ways we're working towards that goal:

Cups - It is estimated that the UK uses about 7 million coffee cups per day. To help reduce this number, we encourage students and staff to use reusable cups by giving 20p discounts to customers who do. You can buy Middlesex University reusable cups at the Costa outlets on campus.

Bottles - To help reduce the number of single use plastic bottles going to landfill, we also sell #TeamMDX reusable bottles. You can buy your bottle at the Costa outlets on campus.

Refilling stations - To encourage the whole university community to use their reusable bottles we have three water bottle refilling stations around campus, in the Grove, MDX house and Quad buildings, with cold, filtered water.

Cutlery - We no longer give away plastic cutlery at our campus cafes; you’ll only find wooden cutlery.

Straws - Paper straws are now given away instead of plastic at our MDX House bar.

Coffee cup recycling - For those days when you forget your reusable cup and have to buy a disposable one we have special coffee cup recycling bins. These are located in the Quad and Grove cafes.

Food packaging - Our Streat counter only gives recyclable take-away containers and our salad bar, in the Library coffee outlet, have switched plastic for recyclable cardboard containers.

If you are interested in being part of the sustainability movement at Middlesex you can join the ‘Sustainability and Plastic Reduction’ society on the MDXSU societies page. For the latest news and updates, check out the Facebook group ‘Reducing Plastic @ MDX’

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