Show us your mug competition!

Show Us Your Mug!The Department of Economics Green Impact Team are running a competition, open to all students and staff at the University. To enter, take a reusable mug to any cafe on campus, send us a photo of your hot drink, and you could win a prize.

The student prizes are:
Chilly’s water bottle
Mobile phone solar charger

We also have a staff prize:
Gardeners/allotment tool and tuck box

We have an additional prize, a selection of locally roasted coffee, for a photo of a Department of Economics reusable mug.


The deadline for entry is the end of Friday 15 June 2018. Send your photo to us at @uoyeconomical on Twitter or Instagram, #showusyourmug, or email

Winners will be announced on the Eco-nomical website and on twitter @uoyeconomical, on Monday 18 June 2018.

Why are we running this competition? Over 99% of all disposable coffee cups in the UK are not recycled, leading to about 2.5 billion coffee cups being thrown away every year. There has been discussion in parliament about the introduction of a ‘latte levy’, while major retailers have taken action in the last few months, by offering increased discounts, adding a surcharge on disposable cups or pledging to recycle coffee cups.