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 and discussed his excitement at seeing such a high level of enthusiasm for it from across the University:
“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.
The mugs come in a variety of colours and you can purchase yours in the Refectory or Curiositea today. By getting involved you’ll not only be helping to save the planet, at a cost of £2.25 including a free hot drink, you’ll also be getting a bargain.
You can keep up to date with all the exciting projects being carried out at BGU on our news page.